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Chinese Elm
Ulmus parvifolia

Also called the Lacebark Elm or Leather-Leaf Elm, this small deciduous tree is native to Asia, but was brought to the United States and Canada where it is planted for its beautiful exfoliating bark. These fast-growing trees can grow up to 10-18 m tall and have grayish brown, flaking bark mottled with red and white. This species is resistant, but not immune, to Dutch Elm disease.

Habitat:Planted as an ornamental, escaping into nearby areas.
Growth Habit:Deciduous tree, growing 15-25 m tall.
Bloom Time:Late summer.
Longevity:Moderate.
Presence in US:AR AZ CA DC FL GA KY LA MA MD ME NC NJ NV OH OK PA VA WV
Presence in Canada:ON
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