Chinese Elm, Lace Bark Elm
Scientific Name: Ulmus parvifolia Jacq.
Recommended Temperature Zone:|
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun
Origin: China, Korea and Japan
Growth Habits: Deciduous to semi-evergreen, moderate to rapid growth to 30 to 50 feet tall and wide (9-15 m); attractive grey and orange flaking bark; 0.7 to 2.5 inches long elliptic toothed leaves (1.7-6.2 cm), turning yellow or reddish in the fall
Watering Needs: Regular water, moist, well drained soil, tolerates poor soil
Propagation: Seeds, greenwood tip cuttings, named varieties are often grafted
The Chinese Elm is not affected by Dutch elm disease. There are a number of named cultivars.
Inconspicuous flowers, in clusters, at the end of the summer.
The Ulmus parvifolia has flat, papery, winged samaras in the fall, nearly round, 0.32 inch wide (8 mm), 0.5 inch long (12 mm), with a notch at the tip.