The habit of this variety of Weeping Elm is very irregular, sometimes spreading its branches fan-like, at others drooping them almost perpendicularly downward. It is a tree of rapid growth, with an abundance of coarse, heavy, dark foliage, that is suitable for positions where it can have abundance of room, and where it will be viewed at some little distance. This is the variety generally found in the nurseries; but there are two varieties of more recent introduction, which we consider superior in growth, as they certainly are in symmetry of form.

Scampston Weeping Elm.

Fig. 39. - Scampston Weeping Elm.

One of these, the Scampston, droops its branches very distinctly and regularly, giving the tree a symmetrical form, almost as regular as if it had been trained, trimmed, and tied from time to time by the hands of a skillful gardener. The other variety is called the Camperdown, and differs from the Scampston in its branches, having a less tendency to regular drooping, and its foliage not being quite as abundant.

There are also two varieties, called the Rough-leaved Weeping and the Hertfordshire Weeping, that are not counted as desirable as those previously named. There is also one called the Small-leaved Weeping, which is said to be very pretty and distinct.

White Leaved Weeping Linden.

Fig. 40. - White-Leaved Weeping Linden.