Bhutan Elm (Himalayan Elm)

Himalayan Elm (Bhutan Elm)The Bhutan Elm, or Himalayan Elm as it is also known, is one of the lovely trees in the Pavilion Garden offering welcome summer shade to our guests at the Pavilion Gardens Cafe. In its native setting, which ranges from Nuristan in Afghanistan through the Hindu Kush mountains, Kashmir, and Himalayas to Western Nepal, it is a high-altitude tree that can be found 800 to 3,000 metres above sea level. The far more grounded specimens in the Pavilion Gardens are, together with its other elm relatives around the cafe,  part of the NCCPG elm collection that is held in Brighton. In its natural habitat, it is listed as a vulnerable species, in spite of having high resistance to the fungus that causes the Himalayan version of Dutch Elm Disease, Ophiostoma himal-ulmi.