Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 30-40 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 35-45 ft.
- Botanical Name:
- Ulmus parvifolia
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A Very Manageable Shade Tree With Excellent Ornamental Value
You can't go wrong with the Lacebark Elm. Everything about this tree is great. It is truly the perfect tree for every yard. Not only will this Elm grow nearly everywhere and in nearly every condition, it will add incredible ornamental value to your landscape.
From polluted city streets to open country air, the Lacebark Elm thrives. This tree isn’t picky about where it likes to grow. You will often see it planted on the edge of busy sidewalks or in large, open landscapes. The Lacebark Elm is tolerant of every soil condition, so it has become a favorite of homeowners and city planners alike.
Taking care of this tree is easy. There's nothing to caring for a Lacebark Elm. With no need for fertilization, constant watering, pruning or disease management, you can really plant your tree and just watch it grow.
The Lacebark Elm is resistant to common Elm diseases. Many people are hesitant to plant Elms because they are worried about nasty diseases like Dutch Elm disease. There's no need to worry about that with the Lacebark. Native to China and sometimes called the Chinese Elm, the Lacebark is resistant to the terrible diseases and pests that plague other American Elms.
This tree isn't just manageable; it's absolutely gorgeous. In the spring and summer, a bounty of thick, glossy green leaves cover the rounded canopy of the Lacebark Elm. As autumn approaches, the leaves turn a deep yellow and sometimes purple. You will love the depth of color this tree will bring to your landscape.
The bark is really where this tree stands out from the rest. Named after the unique characteristics of its bark, the Lacebark presents mesmerizing bark patterns and colors throughout the year. Even in winter, you'll get ornamental value from this tree as it matures and the bark molts to reveal an array of colors like brown, gray, orange, green and cream.
Growing to only 40', this tree won't overpower your landscape. The Lacebark Elm adds ornamental value in every landscape. As a perfect companion tree to pines or oaks or as the showpiece in a smaller yard, this tree can fit into any space.
A thick canopy makes it a great shade tree. Don't be fooled by the smaller size. The Lacebark Elm's thick canopy of leaves makes it a wonderful shade tree. Unlike the intimidating size of other shade trees, you'll feel comfortable and secure sitting under the shade of this tree.
Try to find a reason not to have this tree! The versatility, adaptability, ornamental value and manageability of the Lacebark Elm make it an extremely popular tree. No one can think of a reason they shouldn't add this tree to their landscape. Order your Lacebark Elm today before they're all gone.
Customer Reviews & Photos
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The Lacebark Elm Tree is the best tree I ever bought
This new tree I recently purchased is now in my back yard. It was very simple to put in place and requires very little attention (though I give it plenty). I know this little tree will develop and grow quickly because I purchased one less than 3 years ago and planted it in my front yard. It now is at an approximate height of 14 feet and has a width spread of about 10 feet. So, I know exactly what to expect from my new little backyard Lacebark Elm tree.
Arrive quickly in excellent condition. Repotted immediately. So far so good. Will wait till spring to work with
It has almost doubled in size these past 4 months! Its going to be great!
Bought 3 Lacebark Elms, professionally packaged and arrived in excellent condition. Planted 4 weeks ago, and have already grown 2 inches. Plan on purchasing more.
Magnet for bumble beesd when
I bought this exact tree variety 23 years ago and planted it in my backyard. It is a wonderful tree and it has these very tiny blooms yearly that attract bumble bees. Not to worry, they are totally distracted with feeding. It sounds amazing with the buzzing of thousands of happy bees.
Planting & Care
Planting Instructions: The Lacebark Elm is easy to plant in your yard. Because of its tolerance to soil conditions, you can plant this tree anywhere you like. Plant in full sun or partial shade where it will receive at least 4 hours of sun each day. Adding mulch to the base of your tree will help keep the moisture in and prevent weeds and grass competition. You don't need to add anything to your soil when planting.
Watering: This tree can tolerate wet or dry conditions. Be sure to water the tree weekly in its young life to ensure proper growth. If it rains, you don't need to water your Lacebark Elm at all. After a couple years, you only need to water the tree during very dry spells.
Pruning: You don't need to prune the Lacebark Elm, but it can be helpful to remove dead bark and branches in the fall.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$99.00 +||FREE SHIPPING with code FREE99|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|