Emerald Flair Elm Tree (Ulmus parvioflia ‘George Barrett’)

Emerald Flair Elm Tree


What is Emerald Flair Elm Tree

Add shade and stunning autumn color to your landscape with this versatile Emerald Flair Elm. This deciduous, vase-shaped tree grows quickly, has dense foliage, and boasts unmatched disease resistance.

The Emerald Flair Elm produces glossy, dark green leaves that change to a burning red in the fall season. This tree will become the talk of the neighborhood and will stand out as one of the best on the block. Plus, the shape of this tree is naturally rounded so you’ll have all the beauty without the hassle of constantly trimming it into shape.

Quickly growing to its mature height of 40 feet, this elm variety is one of the hardiest of its species. The Emerald Flair Elm can withstand diseases that might harm other trees within the same species without a problem. And even better, this tree is adaptable to different climates and soil conditions.

Grow this autumn-interest shade tree in your landscape.

Emerald Flair Elm Tree (Ulmus parvioflia ‘George Barrett’) Ulmus parvioflia ‘George Barrett’

How to Grow and Care for Emerald Flair Elm Tree

Emerald Flair Elm Tree (Ulmus parvioflia ‘George Barrett’) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 4-9 outdoors


Plant your elm in a location with full sun and away from power lines. Dig a hole that is 2-3 times bigger than the root bulb of the tree and the same depth. Place the tree in the hole and backfill the dirt.


Immediately water the tree after planting and continue to water more frequently until the tree is well established. Although the Emerald Flair Elm is highly adaptable to soil conditions, it’s best to keep the soil moist at least 2 inches down. If you’re unsure if the tree needs to be watered, you can check by placing your finger in the soil 2 inches down. If the soil is not moist, water thoroughly.


Don’t add any fertilizer in the first year of your elm’s life. After the first year, you can add a balanced fertilizer to the soil every spring. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully, as it’s easy to over-fertilize the elm. As your tree grows older, you don’t need to add any fertilizer at all.


You don’t need to prune your elm, but it can be helpful to remove dead bark and branches in the fall.

Emerald Flair Elm Tree (Ulmus parvioflia ‘George Barrett’) Details

Common name Emerald Flair Elm Tree
Botanical name Ulmus parvioflia ‘George Barrett’
Plant type Shade Trees
Hardiness zone 4-9 outdoors
Growth rate Fast
Height 40 ft.
Width 35 ft.