Lacebark Elm

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Lacebark Elm

Ulmus parvifolia
Chinese Elm; Olmo chino
30

40 feet
30

40 feet
East Asia
  • Full Shade
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Birds

About This Plant

Sun; deciduous. The bark peels in attractive multicolored patterns, as if mature trunks had been painted by an impressionist. Leaves are small, similar to cedar elm.

The graceful, vase-like form and fall color makes Chinese Elm a widespread replacement for American Elms ravaged by disease in the U.S. It grows swiftly in clay soils and tolerates compaction.

Maintenance

Pruning; as with any elm, training helps provide a stronger branch structure.

Pruning is always optional. Cuts should only be made at a bud or branch; in general focus on minimizing dead and damaged branches. As with any tree, remove no more than 25% of the total canopy during any five-year cycle.

Mulch with at least 2″ of wood chips or pine bark. A tree’s mulched area should be six feet at minimum.

Features

Plant Type:
Large Tree
Size:
30-40' H, 30-40' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Shade, Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Birds
Flower Color:
Green, Red
Bloom Time:
March, April
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
Yes
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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