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Cultural Details for Ulmus parvifolia 'D. B. Cole'

Common Name:
D. B. Cole Lacebark (Chinese) Elm

Growth Rate:
Medium to fast depending on moisture and fertility levels. Quite bushy, rounded in outline

Average Mature Height:
40-50' high

Average Mature Width:
40-50' wide

Flower Details:
Inconspicuous, late flowering, August-September

Fruit Details:
Samara, elliptic-ovate, seed in middle, ripens in Sept-Oct

Fall Color:
Tinge of red in fall

Bark Details:
Exfoliating bark on fluted trunks

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Resistant to Dutch elm disease and phloem necrosis

Native Habitat:

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Easily transplanted, adaptable to extremes of pH and soil; best growth in moist, well drained, fertile soils. Zone 5-9

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.