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Ulmus parvifolia Frosty

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Ulmus parvifolia Frosty Chinese Elm, Lacebark Elm,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Trees V-Shaped

Hardy, small deciduous tree with serrated dark green leaves and silver margins. Bark is mottled and autumn colour is yellowish-red before shedding. A great shade tree for small gardens and streetscapes that tolerates pollution, drought, humidity and windy coastal conditions. Grows approx 7m tall x 5m wide. Will remain semi-deciduous in warmer climates.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 4-10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Formal Garden, Low Water Garden, Verge, Wind Break, Container / Pot, Shade Tree

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Ulmaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Slow
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High