Ulmus parvifolia

Botanical Name: Ulmus parvifolia

Phonetic: ULL-Muss Par-vi-Foal-ee-uh

Common Name(s): Chinese Elm/Chinese Evergreen Elm

Family: Ulmaceae
Origin: China, Korea, Japan
Plant Type: Tree
Persistence: Deciduous, semi-evergreen (in mild climate zones), “quasi” evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, serrated margins and pointed tips
Leaf Color: New leaves are bright green with a reddish tinge
Texture: Medium
Density: Dense 
Bloom Season: Summer (August-Septemebr)
Flower Color(s): Reddish-green/Flowers are insignificant

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 4-9
Climate Zone(s): 3-24
Growth Rate: Fast growing                                       
Height: 40-60 Feet
Spread: 40-70 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Soil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soil, prefers rich and moist loams
Pest/Diseases: This species is one of the most resistant to Dutch Elm Disease. Wilts, rots, cankers, and leaf spot may occur

Features: Broad and spreading canopy, attractive trunk (reveals patches of bark), weeping habit, dense canopy of shade, different cultivars are available, tolerates drought, clay soil, air pollution
Uses: Great shade tree, park tree, lawn tree, specimen, bonsai

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