Ulmus parvifolia

Chinese Elm


  • A stunning tree with masses of small, dark green toothed leaves.
  • As it matures it develops a flaking bark  revealing colours of greys, tans and reds.
  • Is deciduous, though in favourable growing conditions can sometimes retain foliage well into winter.


  • Used as a street tree where space permits.
  • Great as a shade tree in car parks.
  • Stunning as a specimen in large gardens and parks.

Growing Conditions

  • Very frost and wind  hardy.
  • Moderately coastal hardy.
  • Grows in dry to very moist soil conditions.
  • Prefers full sun to partial shade.


Height Width
5 year old tree 3.0m 3.0m
10 year old tree 5.0m 6.0m
Country of Origin:   China, Japan

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