General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10a
Plant Height: to 50 feet
Plant Spread: to 50 feet
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Fall
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Shade Tree
Suitable for miniature gardens
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years

Common names
  • Chinese Elm
  • Lacebark Elm

Photo Gallery
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Date: 2020-08-06
These leaves are tiny!  Not much bigger than Thyme leaves, really
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2021-04-18
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Date: 2020-08-06
Its leaves are tiny!  For scale, this plant is in a 2 inch pot, a
Photo by MaryDurtschi
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2016-05-08
Photo by MaryDurtschi

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