Lacebark (Chinese) Elm
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Medium to fast depending on moisture and fertility levelsMature Height - 40-50'Mature Width - 40-50'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Inconspicuous, appearing in axillary clusters during August-September, essentially masked by the foliageFruit - Samara, elliptic-ovate, 1/3" long, glabrous, notched at apex, seed in middle, ripens in September-OctoberLeaf - Fall Color - Yellowish and reddish purple; fall color is usually not outstanding but appears to be better on southern grown trees than northern grownBark - Magnificent and often a beautiful mottled combination of gray, green, orange and brown; exfoliating in irregular patches, exposing lighter bark beneath, trunks sometimes flutedOther Features - Excellent, tough, durable tree for about any situationPossible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Easily transplanted, adaptable to extremes of pH and soil; best growth is achieved in moist, well drained, fertile soils; shows excellent urban soil tolerance and should be considered for urban areasNative Habitat - Northern and central China, Korea, Japan. Introduced 1794.Diseases and Insects - Shows considerable resistance to Dutch elm disease and also elm leaf and Japanese beetleStrength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Elm.- Other plants of the family Ulmaceae.- Other plants of the genus Ulmus.- Other plants of the species Ulmus parvifolia.