Zelkova carpinifolia (Caucasian Elm)
Native: Caucasus mountains
Location: Planted in European parks and large gardens.
Has a distinctive shape.
Leaves have 6-12 pairs of veins, dark green and often roughly hairy on upper surface with hairs on the main vein beneath.
Flowers open in April, the males as clusters of anthers about 0.6cm long, females smaller in the leaf axils at the tip of new growth.
Fruits are about 0.6cm long with four ridges.