Flowers: March – April; green/purplish-red insignificant flowers
Fruits: Winged and 1 seeded
Twigs & bark: Twigs grey/red-brown with rusty hairs when young; bark grey, smooth then furrowed when mature
Hedges, wasteland, stream sides and woodland, prefers base-rich soils
Widespread particularly in the north and east, rarer elsewhere
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021
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Normally seen as young small trees. Fairly resistant to Dutch Elm Disease