Easily grown in average, consistently moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Species is noted for tolerating wide range of soils.
Native to China, Korea and Japan, Ulmus parvifolia, commonly known as Chinese elm or lacebark elm, is a deciduous tree that typically grows to 60’ tall with a rounded crown. It is noted for its elliptic, toothed, glossy, dark green leaves (to 2.5” long), mottled bark and resistance to Dutch elm disease. Small reddish flowers in late summer. Seeds in fall. ‘Seiju’is a dwarf cultivar that is primarily used for rock gardens and bonsai. It is a sport of Ulmus parvifolia ‘Hokkaido that features slightly larger leaves and a faster growth rate. Over time it may reach 10’ tall. Bark becomes corky with age.
No serious insect or disease problems.