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. 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.
- Features distinctive, mottled bark
- Produces a multitude of fall colors from yellow to reddish-purple
- Can adapt to most conditions
- Will be delivered at a height of 1’–2′
- The Lacebark Elm grows in zones 5-9.
- Mature Height: 40’–50′
- Mature Spread: 35’–45′
- Growth Rate: Medium to Fast
- Shape: Rounded
- Sun Preference: Full Sun, Partial Shade
- Soil Preference: Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Drought-tolerant, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well-drained, Wet
- Wildlife Value: The tree provides nesting sites for small animals and birds; the seeds are an abundant food source for birds; and the leaves are attractive to mourning cloak, eastern comma and question mark butterfly larvae.
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.