89 Lacebark Elm

Lush, deep green, wide spreading canopy of Lacebark Elm.Facts About Lacebark Elm or Chinese Elm

Ulmus parvifolia

Native to: China and Japan
Crown: Spreading
Height: 40 - 60 feet
Width: 50 - 70 feet
Growth Rate: Very fast

Characteristics: In milder climates, during most winters, this tree will remain an evergreen, but leathery leaves can turn to red, yellow and purple in fall, and defoliate. Bark exfoliates in patches as tree ages. This tree prefers full sun and most, well-drained soil, has good drought tolerance and is resistant to Dutch Elm disease.

Negative Features: Surface roots can cause problems with sidewalks. Limbs tend to droop and may need to be pruned.

Uses: Good for all street situations where room allows on arterial, collector and residential streets. Suitable for planting along boulevards.

Comments: Lacebark is an excellent shade tree for tough urban conditions where room allows. Other improved cultivars that are recommended for use are 'Dynasty' and 'Athena.' Do not confuse this tree with the Siberian Elm, which is an inferior tree to the Chinese or Lacebark Elm.

Exfoliating Lacebark Elm trunk revealing orange red and light brown sub layer.
Engraved stone sign for Lacebark Elm, Ulmus parvifolia.
Graphic of a golden, frowning sun.
Graphic of planter dimension for 8 ft.