Chinese or Lacebark Elm are both common names for this beautiful shade tree. It has the graceful vase-shape habit common of Elms together with exfoliating, fluted bark in shades of gray, red and brown. The narrow, medium green foliage turns yellow in the fall. Over time it will reach about 60′ high x 40′ wide. Plant in rich, moist soil, in sun to partial shade. For those of you concerned with their past medical history, the newer cultivars have shown good resistance to Dutch Elm Disease and Allee is no exception. It was selected from an Elm planted in 1920 on the University of Georgia campus and it has carried the name Allee since the patent was issued in 1991. It also has shown good resistance to leaf scorch and Elm Leaf Beetle.

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