Camperdown Weeping Elm

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Want gorgeous ornamental trees that look incredible year-round? How about one we're sure none of your neighbors have? If so, then you definitely want to check out the Camperdown Weeping Elm Tree (Ulmus glabra 'Camperdownii')! This elegant and cascading umbrella-shaped tree deserves to be the prize at the center of a winding maze or hidden away in a secret garden, behind an ivy-covered garden gate!

Camperdown has the typical, pleated and toothy, bright green leaves of the Elm family! Tiny reddish-green flowers that attract bees in the springtime, quickly become winged reddish-green seeds and add contrast among the foliage. You'll especially enjoy the faster growth and fine texture the foliage offers your landscape!

This Weeping Elm Tree doesn't just look good during the growing season. Once those leaves drop, winter will reveal the incredible branching and framework of this magnificent specimen tree! It's as pretty as a picture and looks even better with a dusting of snow atop each of those uniquely, with somewhat contorted, artistically arranged branches!

Planting and Application:

Weeping Elm Trees are a romantic cottage garden and Victorian garden crown jewel. Their graceful form and whimsical fairytale-like growth are perfect for both a children's garden and a Meditation garden alike! Mirror this beauty in a moon pool or Zen garden water feature where you can relax and let the real world melt away, even if just for a little while. Make this tree the prize at the end of a winding path that leads to a destination garden that only a select few know about! 

An old weeping form of Scotch Elm, Camperdown looks phenomenal planted near your home's front door or adorning the corner of your home's foundation plantings. Create a berm in the middle of your front or back yard to add a dramatic specimen garden that highlights your property from everyone else! Create your own secret woodland wonderland in your backyard near your seating areas for a real conversation piece! Think of it as 'living sculpture' and well worth the investment!

  • Umbrella-Like Weeping Growth
  • Textured Bright Green Foliage
  • Reddish Flowers & Dangling Winged Seed Pods
  • Gorgeous Year-Round Interest
  • Dramatic Specimen, Accent & Highly Unique Tree

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This deciduous top-grafted weeping ornamental tree is hardy to USDA growing zones 4 through 7 and ultimately reaches a mature height of 15-25 feet in mature height. Spreading out to a wide 20-30 feet! Elm Trees need full sun for the strongest growth and brightest color. Adaptable to nearly any type of well-drained soil, these need adequate moisture to establish and more during times of drought. Prune in late winter to clean up the branching to make it more defined. If you do snip out any branches, they'll certainly make some beautiful additions to floral bouquets and dried décor!

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture & Appreciates Mulch
  • Well-Drained Soil - Highly Adaptable
  • Prune Late Winter Only
  • Cold Hardy

Romantic, fairytale-quality arching and cascading branches, the Camperdown Weeping Elm Tree needs to be in your landscape right away! Hurry and snatch up this unique specimen before anyone else on the block does and get your dream garden delivered to your doorstep by!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Camperdown Weeping Elm Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ulmus glabra 'Camperdownii'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 25 feet
Mature Spread 20 - 30 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Red, Green
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes