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A Classic Shade Tree Doubles as Ornamental

The Elm that grows nearly anywhere and everywhere. And not only is the Lacebark Chinese Elm Tree incredibly strong, with gorgeous shade, but it also adds incredible ornamental value to your landscape.

From polluted city streets to open countrysides, the Lacebark Elm thrives. The Lacebark Elm is tolerant of every soil condition, and it doesn’t need fertilization, constant watering, pruning or disease management, so you can really plant and forget the Lacebark.

Even better? It’s more resistant to common Elm diseases. There’s no need to worry about the ailments and pests that plague other American Elms when it comes to the Lacebark. Its bounty of thick, glossy green leaves and rounded canopy thrive without harsh chemicals or sprays.

But the best benefit is its strong, healthful growth. Because we’ve nurtured our Lacebark Chinese Elm Trees from day one, you get a strong and sturdy tree that acclimates well to your landscape. You get well-developed roots and branching, versatility, manageability and adaptability.

Reap the rewards of this gorgeous ornamental. Classic shade and amazing benefits await with our Lacebark Elm.

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Start by selecting an area with full to partial sun – at least 4 hours of sunlight each day. Well-drained soil is also important for your Lacebark to thrive. From there, dig a hole that’s about two or three times the width of your plant’s root ball. Then, place your tree, back fill the soil and water to settle the roots. Finally, adding mulch to the base of your tree will help keep the moisture in and prevent weeds.

2. Watering: This tree can tolerate wet or dry conditions, but it’s important to water the tree weekly to ensure proper growth. If it rains, you don’t need to water your Lacebark Elm at all. And after a couple of years, you only need to water the tree during very dry spells. If you’re not sure when to water, though, simply check the soil about 2 or 3 inches down. If the soil is dry here, it’s time to water.

3. Pruning: You don’t need to prune the Chinese Elm, but we recommend removing dead bark and branches in the fall for best results.