The leaves of Wych elm are ovate, have an asymmetrical leaf base and are up to 20 cm (9.8 in) long with a short petiole. The leaf margin is double serrated.
The yellowish flowers are short stalked and rather inconspicuous.
The fruits are samaras.
Young twigs are hairy and red-brown. The buds are brown, ovate, hairy and protruding.
single tree or planting in groups, parks, urban green