Chinese Elm Tree ( Lacebark )

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Chinese Elm Tree
AKA : Lacebark Elm, Drake Elm
"Ulmus parvifolia"


Ulmus parvifolia, commonly called Chinese elm or lacebark elm, is a medium-sized deciduous tree that typically grows to 40-50’ tall with a rounded crown and long pendulous branching. It is native to China, Korea and Japan. It is noted for its excellent foliage, multi-colored bark, rapid growth and good resistance to Dutch elm disease. Insignificant, small, reddish-green flowers appear in late summer. Flowers give way to single-seeded wafer-like samaras (each tiny seed is surrounded by a flattened circular papery wing) that mature in fall. Elliptic to ovate, shiny dark green leaves have small teeth. Leaves typically turn an undistinguished dull yellow in fall, but sometimes produce more interesting yellows or reddish-purples. One of the most ornamental features of this tree is its mottled bark. On mature trees, bark flakes to reveal patches of gray, cream, orange, brown and green.
Also used quite regularly in the bonsai trade due to the smaller nature of the leaves and decorative bark


Mature Height : 40-50 Feet
Mature Width : 25-35 Feet
Exposure : Full sun to partial shade
Hardiness Zones : 3-9

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