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  Lacebark Elm (Chinese Elm)  
Common Name: Lacebark Elm (Chinese Elm)
Latin Name: Ulmus parvifolia
Tree Size: Medium
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Rapid
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Drought, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: reliable fall color
Features: Variable fall color; interesting bark texture. Good for urban situations.
Comments: Do not confuse with the undesirable Siberian Elm! 'Drake' is a good nursery cultivar.
Problems: Requires pruning to develop strong branch structure.
Firewise: Yes
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