Ulmus parvifolia
Chinese Evergreen Elm

Ulmaceae (Elm Family)
Origin: Korea & Japan

SPECIES CHARACTERISTICS:
Semi-deciduous, broad leaf tree. Fast growth rate, 30 - 50' in height, equal or greater spread. Oval spreading to weeping shape.
FOLIAGE:
Simple leaf. pinnate venation, alternate arrangement. Elliptic to lanceolate, finely serrated margins. Glabrous surface texture, acute tips. 2 - 3" long, 1/2 - 3/4" wide. Glossy bright green above paler beneath.
FRUIT:
Samaras, tan 1/4". Late Summer to Fall.

STEM/TRUNK:
May be single stemmed or multi-stemmed.
BARK:
Older trees have deciduous bark that shed in irregular patches ranging in color from gray to green to golden brown.
EXPOSURE:

Full sun, wind, heat and cold;
Hardiness: Sunset zones: 8, 9, 11 - 24.
SOIL:
Any, well drained.
WATER:
Low water needs to supplemental water during dry season.
PRUNING:
To shorten long pendulous branches.

USES:

Accent, background, barrier, right of way, screen, shade, specimen, and windbreak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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