Plant ID forum: Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia 'Drake')

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 26, 2015 5:30 PM CST
This is such a pretty tree. I would love to know what it is. Growing in north central FL.


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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 26, 2015 5:33 PM CST
Reminds me a bit of Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 26, 2015 5:42 PM CST
Maybe a Drake Elm?
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 26, 2015 5:43 PM CST
Thank you Lin!!! That is it. Smiling
Since reading about all the seedlings I think I'll just admire it around town rather than getting one myself. Hilarious!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 26, 2015 5:46 PM CST
My next door neighbor has a humongous tree in his backyard and the seedlings sprout up EVERYWHERE! They are beautiful trees and it's easy enough to mow them down in the lawn but unfortunately there are what seems to be thousands of seedlings popping up not just in the lawn but also in the flower beds, in my container plants ... Grrr.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 26, 2015 5:56 PM CST
Larry, thank you. I've been trying to nail it down to Drake or not but it's very close to Siberian Elm too. I changed this to read unsolved now in hopes that someone who knows their elms extremely well can nail down the variety.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Mar 26, 2015 6:01 PM CST
I don't think the Siberian Elm has the mottled looking bark like the Drake does it?
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 26, 2015 6:30 PM CST
You are correct Larry. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 27, 2015 5:36 AM CST
It could be the Florida Elm (Ulmus americana var. floridana) http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/st650 which does not have a tendency to be invasive or the American Elm (Ulmus americana) which is also found in the northern part of the state: http://www.na.fs.fed.us/pubs/silvics_manual/volume_2/ulmus/a... and has little invasive tendencies.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 27, 2015 11:10 AM CST
It's not the Fl. Elm as the branches DO droop & it doesn't have an upright shape with a single trunk and there were no thorns.
It isn't the American Elm either. American Elm doesn't sport the mottled bark.
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