Ulmus parvifoia ‘Drake’

Drake's Chinese Elm
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Plant Type

Tree

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

30-45′ x 40-55′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Insignificant

Bloom Time

Summer

Special Features

Attractive Bark, Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Desert Conditions

Container Sizes

#5, #15, 24″ Box

Natural Growth Habit

Weeping

Sunset Garden Zones

3-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

5

Fast-growing semi-evergreen tree to 30-45’ tall x 40-55’ wide. This disease-resistant variety eventually develops a weeping habit with a wide canopy of leaves that emerge bright-green with an attractive bronzy-red tinge maturing to a deeper green. The flowers and seed pods that appear in summer are inconspicuous but adding to this variety’s overall appeal is the attractive exfoliating mottled bark in shades of orange grey tan and green as well as its lovely yellow and red fall color. Highly useful as a shade street or lawn tree. Prefers a well-drained soil and full sun exposure.

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