This handsome, graceful tree has a rounded crown adorned with lustrous dark green leaves that change to yellow and reddish purple in fall. A landscape standout, the lacebark elm has distinctive bark, which is mottled and often creates colorful patterns in its trunk.
Medium to fast-growing, this elm adapts to many soil conditions and is relatively free from the diseases ravaging other elm species, making it a tough and durable tree for any situation. Considered both a shade tree and ornamental tree. Provides nesting site for small animals and birds.
This landscape standout earned the name Lacebark Elm for its distinctive bark, which is mottled instead of ridged as in other Elms and often creates colorful patterns in its trunk. A native of China, Korea and Japan, the tree was introduced to America in 1794.
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40' - 50'
35' - 45'
Primary foliage Color
Seasonal foliage Color
Yellow to Orange
Medium - Fast
Full Sun or Part Shade
Average: ensure planting area provides adequate drainage