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Seedlings are sold in the late Fall & Early Spring with delivery in March
Containerized Trees are sold throughout the year in 1, 3, 5 & 15 gallon sizes.
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Elm, Lacebark

Ulmus parvifolia

Lacebark Elm Facts

Mature Height: 40-50 feet
Mature Spread: 40-50 feet
Mature Form: Upright spreading
Growth Rate: Rapid
Sun Exposure: Full Sun - Partial Sun
Soil Moisture: Widely adaptable
Soil Type: Widely adaptable
Flower Color: Not showy
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Color: Yellow to purple

Zones: 5 - 9

Lacebark Elm

The Lacebark Elm tree is a superb tree for urban conditions and should be widely considered for use as a street tree. It is sometimes called Chinese Elm, not to be confused with the inferior Siberian Elm common across much of the U.S. The Lacebark Elm is a hardy, tough tree that is capable of withstanding the rigors of harsh climates, poor soils and streetscape situations. Its relative freedom from the diseases that have ravaged many other Elm species make it a good replacement for American elm. The species is known for quick growth, particularly if planted in fertile, well drained soils. The leaves are small, dark green, and oval shaped. Fall leaf color is variable, but some yellowish to reddish purple is possible. The bark of this elm is perhaps its finest feature. The grey bark begins to exfoliate or peel off in small patches as the trunk matures, resulting in an interesting combination of mottled colors beneath, including green, gray, orange and brown.