Ulmus parvifolia

Lacebark (Chinese) Elm

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Medium to fast depending on moisture and fertility levels
Mature Height - 40-50'
Mature Width - 40-50'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Inconspicuous, appearing in axillary clusters during August-September, essentially masked by the foliage
Fruit - Samara, elliptic-ovate, 1/3" long, glabrous, notched at apex, seed in middle, ripens in September-October
Leaf -
Fall Color - Yellowish and reddish purple; fall color is usually not outstanding but appears to be better on southern grown trees than northern grown
Bark - Magnificent and often a beautiful mottled combination of gray, green, orange and brown; exfoliating in irregular patches, exposing lighter bark beneath, trunks sometimes fluted
Other Features - Excellent, tough, durable tree for about any situation
Possible 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 areas
Native 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 beetle
Strength -
Weakness -

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