Genus and Species: Ulmus parvifolia
Common Name: Chinese Elm
Habit and Cultural Information:
Origin: China, Korea and Japan
Height: 40-60 ft.
Width: 50-70 ft.
Water needs: Regular Watering
Sunset Western Garden zones: 3-24
Winter hardiness: 10 Degrees
Exposure: Full Sun
Foliage: Dark green
Fruit or seed: Papery winged fruits
Other Details: The Ulmus parvifolia, commonly known as the Chinese Elm or Lacebark Elm, is a species that has been described as one of the most splendid elm trees. The trunk has a flaking bark of mottled greys with tans and reds, giving rise to its other common name, the Lacebark Elm. The Ulmus parvifolia, is a remarkably hard, tough wood that has made them popular for things like tool handles, bows and baseball bats. Chinese Elm is considered the hardest of the elms. Ulmus parvifolia, make a nice shade tree with interesting branch structure.