Allee Elm

Ulmus parvifolia 'Allee'

Allee Elm

$540.00$681.00

$540.00$681.00

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Height : 60 feet
Spread: 50 feet
Sunlight: full sun
Water Usage: dry to moist
Landscape Use: Shade
Flower Color: N/A
Bloom Period:N/A
Foliage Type: deciduous
Foliage Color: Green
Deer Resistant?: No

Quick Description
A superb tall shade tree for general landscape use, with a distinct vase shape and stunning mottled bark in brown, gray and orange, very noticeable in winter, grows quite large; highly resistant to Dutch elm disease; a distinct improvement on the species
Other Names: Chinese Elm, Lacebark Elm

What Makes it Special?
Allee Elm has dark green deciduous foliage on a tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. The small serrated pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. The mottled brown bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.


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Landscape Attributes
Allee Elm is a deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Planting & Growing
Allee Elm will grow to be about 60 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 50 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 7 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.



Want more info on sizes?
IndyPlants sells landscape size plant material. These often come in black nursery containers and are classified in sizes such as #2, #3, #5, etc. This correlates to the volume of the container, 2 gallon, 3, gallon, 5 gallon, etc. The bigger the number, the larger the pot, and the larger the plant. You’ll also see larger sizes such as 2” BB, 2.5” BB, 3” BB, etc. This stands for ‘Balled & Burlapped’. These plants are usually much larger and are not transported in black nursery pots. The sizing correlates to the diameter of the trunk of the tree.

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