$30.00 – $225.00
Plants are between 12-18″ in height.
Chinese elm is an excellent tree for your home or urban landscape. Also known as Lacebark Elm for its handsome exfoliating bark which can have orange, brown and cinnamon on the inter-trunk, the Chinese Elm will is very tolerant of even poor soils. Originally native to China, Japan, North Korea, and Vietnam, the tree is often given a poor reputation because of mistaken identity – Ulmus pumila is often marketed as “Chinese Elm” despite its short-lived, disease-ridden problems. With yellowish and reddish purple fall foliage, Chinese Elm is fairly tolerant of excessive cold and can grow fairly quickly with proper fertilization. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun|
|Leaves:||Leaves are lustrous dark green changing to yellowish and reddish purple in fall; fall color is usually not outstanding but appears to be better on southern grown trees than those in the north. Leaves hold late into November. Leaves are alternate, simple, elliptic to ovate or obovate, 3/4 to 3 inches long, 1/3 to 2 inches wide, acute or obtusish, unequally rounded at base, and simple or nearly simply serrate.|
|Size:||40 to 50 feet high and wide.|
|Hardiness:||Zone 4-9. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
|Habit:||Chinese Elm is rather graceful round-headed tree often with pendulous branchlets; some forms are upright spreading, almost American elm like; others broader than tall.|
|Rate:||Medium to fast depending on moisture and fertility levels.|
|Flowers:||Inconspicuous, appearing in axillary clusters during August through September, essentially masked by the foliage.|
|Diseases & Insects:||Shows considerable resistance to Dutch Elm disease and also the elm leaf and Japanese beetle.|
|Landscape Value:||Excellent, tough, durable tree for about any situation; do not confuse it with the inferior <i>U. pumila</i>, Siberian Elm, which by the nursey trade is often offered as “Chinese” Elm; several authors have suggested the name Lacebark Elm to delineate it from <i>U. pumila</i> and provide a suitable description of its most beautiful morphological trait; some of the great gardens of the world consider this a superior tree and now we need to alert the nursery industry; Disney World, Orlando, FL., has used the tree extensively throughout the grounds.|
|Soil Preference:||Easily transplanted, adaptable to extremes of pH and oil; best growth is achieved in moist, well drained, fertile soils; shows excellent poor soil tolerance and should be considered for urban areas.|
|Care:||Prune in winter and water transplants thoroughly and often.|
|Fertilization:||Fertilize an area three times the canopy spread of the tree 1 to 2 times a year with a 10-10-10 fertilizer. Only fertilize an established tree.|
Terms & Conditions of Sale:
The plants are NOT in storage and are dug fresh on receipt of your order. When your order is received plants are collected as soon as the weather permits, this time-frame is normally within one week. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, We will advise you by phone.
For a quote on larger quantities, please call or email us. We ship via Priority Mail from zip-code 37111.
We do NOT ship West of the Rocky Mountains for retail orders, but we will consider shipping West of the Rocky Mountains for wholesale qualities. Please contact us for wholesale container, bare-root, and balled and burlap inquiries.
Refund Policy: At Boyd Nursery Company we strive to always provide quality plant stock in superb condition. We reserve the right to determine if the plant material was cared for properly after leaving our greenhouses. Over or under watering, exposure to adverse temperature swings and weather conditions, incorrect planting or improper cultural conditions will void any effort of refunding your plant purchase. Full or partial replacement or refund will be at the discretion of Boyd Nursery Company following examination of the plant material in question.
If you have questions prior to purchase or have uncertainties in maintenance and proper methods of care for the plant stock purchased, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately with any questions. By contacting us, we can work to rectify the situation before it becomes irreversible.