Ulmus hollandica Lobel forms a pyramidal tree with a dense crown with short branches growing close together. The fairly small rough leaves are dull dark green with dense veins and a double-serrated edge. They are bronze coloured when they emerge, remaining on the tree for a long time, often until late November. The light reddish-brown leaf buds are a remarkable feature. It is very resistant to sea wind, making it suitable for use in coastal areas. It favours moist and light soils.