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Elm (Ulmus)

Chinese Elm

Chinese Elms, also known as Lacebark Elms (Ulmus parvifolia), are deciduous or semi evergreen, fast growing, medium size landscape trees. They are excellent shade trees for Houston/Galveston area landscapes. They are relatively easy to grow and maintain and are very tolerant of our hot and humid summers, gumbo soil and are disease and pest resistant (especially Dutch elm disease and elm leaf beetle). These trees require pruning and can withstand even the heavy pruning needed for bonsai. Lacebark Elms are grown more for the appearance of their bark than their leaves or blooms (which are not showy). The bark peels and flakes to reveal beautiful patterns of multiple underlying colors. All require regular watering through the first two years. Watering schedule can be reduced after trees are established. Fertilize each spring with Microlife 6-2-4.

Lacebark Elm (Photos 1 and 2)
Ulmus Parvifolia
Native to Northern China, Korea, Japan
Deciduous
Zones 5-9
Grows to 40′ to 50′ tall, 35′ to 45′ wide
Tree has a rounded crown shape

Allee Chinese Elm (Photo 3)
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Emer II’
Native to Northern China, Korea, Japan
Deciduous
Zones 5-9
Grows to 50′ tall, 35′ wide
Tree has a rounded crown shape

Chinese Evergreen Elm
Ulmus parvifolia ‘sempervirens’
Native to China and Japan
Semi Evergreen (may retain some leaves through the winter)
Zones 6-9
40′ to 50′ tall, 50′ to 60′ wide
Tree has a weeping and spreading growth habit

Drake Chinese Elm
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Drake’
Native to Asia, but this cultivar is of American origin
Semi Evergreen (may retain some leaves through the winter)
Zones 6-9
30′-35′ tall, 40′-45′ wide
Branches grow upright, but begin to droop giving this tree a weeping appearance.