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Chinese Elm

Ulmus parvifolia

Also known as

Evergreen elm, Lacebark, Elm

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20m

Max

15m

11m

Min

10m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Chinese Elm Overview

This ornamental Chinese Elm will grow quickly, and forms a spreading top with graceful, swaying branches. The autumn foliage ranges from golden to purple. The cluster of red fruit are formed in the autumn, while leaves are still on the tree. As it matures, the bark develops beautiful patterns of silver and green which add a distinctive grace to the tree.

Common problems with Chinese Elm

How to propagate Chinese Elm

Cuttings

You can propagate from semi-ripe cuttings in the summer or seeds in the autumn.

Seed

Other uses of Chinese Elm

Shade, ornamental, foliage, specimen