Chinese Evergreen Elm

Ulmus parvifolia 'Sempervirens'

Item 073245


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Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Medium-sized tree; semi-evergreen depending on climate. Round-headed, weeping habit formed by arching branches. Finely-toothed, small green leaves retained until new leaves develop.

Price: $67.50
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Average Landscape Size
Moderately fast-growing to 40 to 50 ft. high, 50 to 60 ft. wide.
Botanical Name: Ulmus parvifolia 'Sempervirens'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Habit: Weeping
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Red
Design Ideas: The interesting spreading and weeping form of this tree makes it a fine choice of shade tree for the lawn or patio. It is a tough and beautiful tree that is tolerant of urban conditions.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.


Chinese elm has been a common replacement tree for the American elms destroyed by killer Dutch elm disease that has decimated the street trees of most older neighborhoods.

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