Habitat & Distribution of:
Ulmus parvifolia
Chinese Elm




Origin and Habitat

Species Type:


Origins & Spread:

China, East Asia, Japan, Korea

Maximum Height:

Very Large - over 65 feet

Species Growth Rate:

Very Fast - over 36 inches per year

Longevity :

Average - 50 to 150 years

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Foliage Identification of:
Ulmus parvifolia
Chinese Elm

Foliage Duration:

Deciduous, Evergreen

Foliage Period:

March, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

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Foliage Size:

2cm - 6cm by 1cm-2.5cm wide

Foliage Shape:

having the outline of an ellipse.;resembling and egg in outline (see also obovate).

Foliage Arrangement:

Alternate Positioned singly at different heights on the stem; one leaf occurring at each node.

Foliage Color:

Dark Green;Light Green

Fall Colour:

Dark Green;Light Green


alternate leaf arrangement, oblique leaf base, serrate leaf margins with pubescent underside 12 or less pairs on veins, cause leaf surface to be rough dark green leaf color no terminal bud

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Fruit Identification Information

Fruiting Period:

Oct, Nov, Fall

Fruit Size:

Medium - 1.50 to 4cm

Fruiting Habit:


Fruit Type:

Winged seed/Samara

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Fruit notes:

rounded samaras notched at tip greenish red in color ripens in fall

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Bark Colour:

Brown;Dark Grey;Light Grey;Red;Red Brown

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