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Tree File
Elm 'Drake'
Ulmus parviflora
Height:   40-50'
Width:   30-40'
Exposure:   Sun
Water:   Low once established
Hardiness:   USDA Zones 7-10
Pruning:   No pruning necessary however we usually prune straggling branches that want to weep to the ground.

Drake Elm is an excellent tree that is surprisingly under-used,Chinese Drake Elm possesses many traits which make it idealfor a multitude of landscape uses. It is a fast-growing, nearly evergreen tree with a graceful, spreading, rounded canopy of long, arching, and somewhat weeping branches which areclothed with two to three-inch-long, shiny, dark green, leathery leaves.

The showy, exfoliating bark reveals random, mottled patterns of grey, green, orange, and brown, adding great textural and visual interest, especially to its winter silhouette.

The Chinese Drake Elm looks very nice planted in a grove or along a street but also look great as a specimen. If you are looking for a very fast growing shade tree the Drake Elm is most definitely oe to consider.

  Tree List  
  Arborvitae 'Green Giant' Loropetalum Tree
  Bald Cypress Magnolia
  Banana Tree Maple
  Cedar 'Deodora' Oaks
  Cherry, Flowering Palms
  Crape Myrtle Tree Pine
  Cryptomeria 'Yoshino' Purple Leaf Plum
  Cypress 'Carolina Sapphire' Redbud
  Dogwood Riverbirch
  Elm Tea Olive Tree
  Gingko Vitex Tree
  Holly Trees Wax Myrtle Tree
  Indian Hawthorne Tree Weeping Willow
  Japanese Maples Wisteria Tree
  Ligustrum Tree Zelkova
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