Chinese Elm | Drought Tolerant Trees
The Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) is very tolerant to poor soil, poor weather, and can still provide the large, wide shade that it’s known for. The Chinese Elm is also commonly called “Evergreen Elm”. In very mild winters, Chinese Elms can retain their leaves through the season, however most years they are briefly deciduous. The Chinese Elm is a strong, tolerant shade tree.
Full sun to partial shade
36+ inches per season
Summer or Fall
Small brown or mostly Green winged seed
Pest & Disease
Resistant to Oak Root Fungus. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers, Beetle Leaves, Caterpillars and Scales, Dutch Elm Disease, Oak Root Rot, Phytophthora, Root Rot, Sooty Mold and Verticillium
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