Chinese Elm

Ulmus parvifolia

The English Elm that features in our parks and city avenues won’t survive climate change, so we need substitutes. The Chinese Elm has the poise the poise and grace of Nothofagus, but with an exquisite umbrella shape, and it’s an ideal size for smaller backyards. The best elm for hot and dry climates with a growth habit that provides maximum shade. The bark is striking with orange and brown mottling and the delicate, small leaves fall after turning yellow or red in cool climates. Excellent tolerance to drought and resistant to elm leaf beetles. Fast growth rate.

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Chinese Elm

The English Elm that features in our parks and city avenues won’t survive climate change, so we need substitutes. The Chinese Elm has the poise the poise and grace of Nothofagus, but with an exquisite umbrella shape, and it’s an ideal size for smaller backyards. The best elm for hot and dry climates with a growth habit that provides maximum shade. The bark is striking with orange and brown mottling and the delicate, small leaves fall after turning yellow or red in cool climates. Excellent tolerance to drought and resistant to elm leaf beetles. Fast growth rate.

How to grow

Plant in full sun, prefers free-draining soil, but adaptable to a wide range of positions. Benefits from mulching and regular watering, though drought tolerant once established.

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