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Chinese Elm in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Ulmus parvifolia

 

Chinese Elm

Chinese elm is a deciduous or semi-deciduous tree, with mottled. flaky bark which is grey, orange, brown and green. It is an upright tree, with slightly weeping branches with dark green leathery leaves. In colder regions the leaves turn colour in Autumn to shades yellow, red and purple.

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plant Features
  • Chinese Elm likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Chinese Elm likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Chinese Elm is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Chinese Elm likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Chinese Elm

Latin name

Ulmus parvifolia

type

Tree

family

Ulmaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Chinese Elm likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Chinese Elm is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Chinese Elm likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Chinese Elm likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Chinese Elm is 10.00meters x 15.00meters 10.00 M 15.00 M

Ulmus parvifolia

Chinese elm is a deciduous or semi-deciduous tree, with mottled. flaky bark which is grey, orange, brown and green. It is an upright tree, with slightly weeping branches with dark green leathery leaves. In colder regions the leaves turn colour in Autumn to shades yellow, red and purple.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Trees which have a trunk less than about two inches in diameter often require staking and some early pruning to prevent leaning and blowover due to a heavy crown and unstable root system.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Late Autumn

Propagation is by seed, summer cuttings, or grafts.

 
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