Elms are prominent in the urban treescape as specimen trees in parks, street trees and in private gardens.
Many iconic and historic elms can be found all over New Zealand including in Auckland, Hamilton, Cambridge and Christchurch. Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland is alone estimated to have approximately 30,000 elm trees.
The most commonly grown species are Dutch, golden and variegated elms. But there are many more.