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  • For better results, orders placed during the summer will be delivered in the fall
  • For better results, orders placed during the summer will be delivered in the fall

Chinese elm (ulmus parviflora)

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For zone 3b resistant to Dutch elm disease

Ulmus parviflora, or Ulmus chinensis, the Chinese elm, is a small to medium-sized tree belonging to the Ulmaceae family. Ulmus parviflora is native to Asia, particularly Japan and China. Elm trees have always seduced landscapers with their graceful silhouette and their small leaves; Chinese elm is also recognized for its ease of adaptation. In addition to great robustness of cultivation, it tolerates pollution. It is both a city tree and a very satisfying species to grow as a bonsai, ideal for beginners.

Ulmus parviflora, is a relatively small tree, around 10 m, often almost as wide as it is high. Well managed, it forms a rounded hemispherical tuft, carried by a trunk that is not very high, very clear and decorative. Its bark is magnificent: in shades of light gray, it flakes in patches, revealing an orange surface.

The Chinese elm is very branched: the branches are slanted and arranged parallel to each other. The antler is therefore very structured. The alternate leaves are small and thick, oval and gently serrated, hanging regularly on the branches. They are semi-evergreen and fall if the climate is very cold, but persist if the winter is mild.

Hardiness Zones

  • 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a

Growth speed

  • Spring
  • Moderate


  • Sun

IMPORTANT: We do not deliver trees 6' and over! (Nursery pickup only)

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