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Foliage: Deciduous broadleaf
Height: 40 to 60 feet
Spread: 30 to 40 feet
A tough, durable tree. Its small, dark-green leaves turn yellow and reddish purple in fall. Known mainly for its highly ornamental bark.
Zone: 5 to 8
Light: Partial shade to full sun
Moisture: Wet, moist, or dry
Soil Type: Sandy, loam, or clay
pH Range: 4.0 to 7.0
Suggested uses for this plant include shade and specimen plant.
Easily transplanted; one of the easiest trees to grow. Tolerates a wide range of soil pH, types, and moisture levels. Tolerates poor soil and is a good choice for urban areas.
Requires little maintenance. Ensure the soil contains proper nutrients and organic components.
No serious insect and disease problems.
Consult local sources, including historic or public gardens and arboreta, regarding cultivars and related species that grow well in your area.
Cultivars of ULMUS PARVIFOLIA
No important cultivars.
A superior landscape elm, not to be confused with the inferior Siberian Elm (Ulmus pumila).
Magnificent, somewhat exfoliating bark has a mottled effect with a mixture of light gray, green, orange, and brown colors. Very resistant to insects and diseases.