- USDA hardiness zones:
- Full sun
Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerant of light shade. Prefers rich, moist loams. Adapts to a variety of different soils and tolerates both wet and dry sites. Generally tolerant of urban conditions.
Size and growth:
- 40.0 to 50.0 feet
- 25.0 to 40.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- August - September
Insignificant flowers, Street, Shade, and Green
China, Korea, Japan
Shade or specimen tree for the landscape.
Chinese elm has good resistance to Dutch elm disease, a fatal fungal disease spread by airborne bark beetles. It also has good resistance to Japanese beetle and elm leaf beetle. Occasional disease problems include wilts, rots, cankers and leaf spots. Branches tend to break when stressed with snow, ice or wind. This tree should not be confused with the much inferior Siberian elm, Ulmus pumila (A925), which is often referred to as Chinese elm.