Ulmus parvifolia

    • BOTANICAL NAME: Ulmus parvifolia
    • COMMON NAME: Chinese Elm
    • FAMILY: Ulmaceae
    • NATIVITY: China, Asia
    • GROWTH HABIT: 40-50’ (70’)
    • HARDINESS:  Zone (4)5 to 9
    • OPTIMUM GROWING CONDITIONS:   Full sun and moist soils,
    • SUCCESSIONAL STATUS: Successional
    • FACULTATIVE STATUS:  None defined
    • LANDSCAPE VALUE:  Nice replacement for the American Elm.  Often admired for its mottled bark.  Grows well in highly disturbed areas, abandon lots, and along roadsides.
    • FOLIAGE:   Typical elm leaf, alternate, simple, broad elliptical and serrated.  
    • BUDS:  Sharply pointed, long, and brown
    • BARK:  Mottled, exfoliating bark, orangish gray bark
    • FRUIT:  Elliptic-ovate samara; the only elm that fruits in the fall
    • PESTS:  None serious
University of Delaware

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