A LUSH UMBRELLA OF WEEPING FOLIAGE LIKE AN ELEGANT ENGLISH GARDEN
- Impressively elegant tree with unique twisty branches, adding gorgeous winter interest
- Dark-green foliage with crinkled edges
- Leaves change a bright yellow for fall
- Graceful weeping form creates a unique 'fort' under the branches
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 4-7
- Mature Height: 20-25' tall
- Mature Width: 20-30' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 30-40' apart
Why plant Camperdown Weeping Elm?
Camperdown Weeping Elm is a tree that the whole family will enjoy. Adults will love this unusual ornamental tree’s majestic cascading form and the touch of elegance it lends to the landscape. The little ones, on the other hand, will be excited to discover the “fort” that will appear under the canopy if you let its gracefully arching branches sweep the ground. Even after the kids are grown, they’ll have a soft spot in their hearts for this tree because of the good times they had playing beneath its branches. Maybe one day they’ll bring the grandkids over to play under it, too!
In 1835 David Taylor discovered a contorted branch of an elm tree growing in the forest at Camperdown House in Dundee Scotland. Taylor was the head forester to the Earl of Camperdown. He replanted the young tree within the gardens of Camperdown House where it still remains to this day. The original tree is less than 9 feet tall with a lovely weeping habit and unusual contorted structure. He created the Camperdown Elm by grafting it to the trunk of the Wych elm. Every Camperdown Elm today originates from that mutant cutting found so long ago in Scotland.
How to use Camperdown Weeping Elm in the landscape?
This Elm is a legacy tree, a beautiful specimen and a kid's paradise all wrapped up in one! The weeping habit of this special Elm is just breathtaking, a graceful tree that would be welcome in any yard, large or small. The kids would have a ball playing beneath the arching branches and the branching structure of this magnificent tree is reason enough alone! Bright green foliage cover the arching branches throughout the season creating a cool and inviting space beneath.
Hardiness Zone: 4-7
How To Plant Camperdown Weeping Elm
Camperdown Elm is an adaptable tree, comfortable with frigid winters, less-than-perfect soils, and wet conditions. It’s partial to full sun, but will also grow in light shade. Being an Elm, it should come as no surprise that it plays host to some pests and diseases. It can contract Dutch Elm Disease, though it rarely does in the U.S., and Elm Leaf Beetles sometimes chew the leaves, though the damage is merely superficial and not life-threatening.
How To Water
Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water very slowly and very thoroughly. The water needs to reach to the bottom of the root ball and that takes time. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. If planting in the fall, use Elements Fertilizer while planting and start your regular annual fertilizing the following fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.
How To Prune
A very low maintenance tree, little pruning work is required. Prune as needed in late winter or very early spring while the tree is still dormant.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation..
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Gowers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.
Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers - Online Customer Service
The Bower & Branch customer service team WILL surprise you with experience. The Plant Whisperer Team is available to all of our customers for all reasons: shipping updates, special requests, plant care, design, placement, selection and all your other gardening needs!
Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other retailer out there; online or in your neighborhood. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!
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How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
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- Phone: 866-873-3888
- Or via Online Chat
Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).