Chinese Elm, Lacebark Elm, Chinese Corkbark Elm Ulmus parvifolia 'Elsmo'

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Botanical Name:

Ulmus parvifolia 'Elsmo'









Common Name:

Chinese Elm, Lacebark Elm, Chinese Corkbark Elm

Seeds Per Pound:
4.76 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
30-60 feet
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In Stock: 4.76 lb
  • Ulmus parvifolia 'Elsmo'

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 37 seeds)
10 gram (~ 1803 seeds)
1 oz (~ 5113 seeds)
4 oz (~ 20450 seeds)
1 lb (~ 81801 seeds)
1 kg (~ 180340 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, lightly mulch the seed bed.
Other: don't get the seed too wet during germination or it can rot, keep it on the dryer side.
In a Nutshell:
* Hardiest of the Lace Bark Elms, has taken -24 degrees Fahrenheit. more...
* The species and its cultivars are highly resistant, but not immune, to Dutch elm disease, and unaffected by the Elm Leaf Beetle Xanthogaleruca luteola. more...
* A small to medium deciduous , semi-deciduous (rarely semi- evergreen ) tree growing to 10–18 m (30–60 ft) tall with a slender trunk and crown. It has been described as "one of the most splendid elms, having the poise of a graceful Nothofagus ".
* A tough, attractive tree that will grow anywhere, tolerant of high pH and poor soil, good for city streets, bark often attractively patch in shades of gray, green, orange, and brown, leaves to 2 1/2", dark green and shiny, fall color yellowish to reddish purple, Dirr calls it an outstanding plant and predicts great things for it in the coming years, native to northern China, Korea, Japan.
* The trunk has a handsome, flaking bark of mottled greys with tans and reds, giving rise to its other common name, the Lacebark Elm.
* The Chinese Elm is a tough landscape tree, hardy enough for use in harsh planting situations such as parking lots, in small planters along streets and in plazas or patios.
* Chinese Elms are frequently used in bonsai, they are considered a good choice for beginners owing to their high tolerance of pruning.
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Bonsai Comments:

The Chinese Elm Bonsai is really accepting of regular pruning and styling making it a good choice for beginners. It tolerates of a wide range of temperatures and humidity but not drafty areas. Ulmus parvifolia likes sun and is fun to style in many forms.