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Chinese elm Photo courtesy of Patrick Breen, Oregon State University, oregonstate.edu/dept/ldplants.

Chinese elm (Ulmus parvifolia)


Plant Family: Elm (Ulmaceae)
Project BudBurst Plant Group: Deciduous Trees and Shrubs

Identification Hints: The bark of Chinese elms is verydistinct. It has a mottled look with flaky gray, tan, and red bark. This feature is what has also given it the name of Lacebark elm. The leaves are small, 2-5 cm long to 1-3 cm wide, green, and toothed. The flowers are small and inconspicuous. The fruits are flat and round with a seed encapsulated in a papery, wing-like outer covering.

Did you Know? The Chinese elm, as the name suggests, is native to China and other eastern countries. It is also known as the Lacebark elm. This tree can grow to between 30 and 60 feet tall. The Chinese elm is oftenfound in harsh landscape environments such as parking lots and along streets. An interesting fact is that it is also popular as a bonsai plant.


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Observational data for Chinese elm:

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Date Contributor Common Name Species Phenophase Latitude Longitude Obs#
Tue Apr 02 00:00:00 GMT 2013 sebenrot Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Flowers (Late) 39.165900000000000 -86.505100000000000 18606
Tue Mar 04 00:00:00 GMT 2014 Crestbudburst Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Bud Burst 38.528000000000000 -106.002000000000000 26064
Thu Mar 13 00:00:00 GMT 2014 BBRAKER@OXY.EDU_Audubon_Center_at_Debs_Park_reporter3 Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Leaves Unfolding (Late) 35.260000000000000 -120.653000000000000 27232
Thu Mar 13 00:00:00 GMT 2014 BBRAKER@OXY.EDU_Audubon_Center_at_Debs_Park_reporter3 Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Leaves Changing Color (None) 35.260000000000000 -120.653000000000000 27233
Thu Mar 13 00:00:00 GMT 2014 BBRAKER@OXY.EDU_Audubon_Center_at_Debs_Park_reporter3 Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Leaves Dropping (None) 35.260000000000000 -120.653000000000000 27234
Thu Mar 13 00:00:00 GMT 2014 BBRAKER@OXY.EDU_Audubon_Center_at_Debs_Park_reporter3 Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Flowers (None) 35.260000000000000 -120.653000000000000 27235
Thu Mar 13 00:00:00 GMT 2014 BBRAKER@OXY.EDU_Audubon_Center_at_Debs_Park_reporter3 Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Fruit (None) 35.260000000000000 -120.653000000000000 27236
Sun Sep 21 00:00:00 GMT 2014 tbird1202 Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Leaves Unfolding (Early) 42.125090000000000 -72.749540000000000 35560
Sun Sep 21 00:00:00 GMT 2014 tbird1202 Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Leaves Changing Color (Early) 42.125090000000000 -72.749540000000000 35561
Sun Sep 21 00:00:00 GMT 2014 tbird1202 Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Leaves Dropping (Early) 42.125090000000000 -72.749540000000000 35562
Sun Sep 21 00:00:00 GMT 2014 tbird1202 Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Flowers (None) 42.125090000000000 -72.749540000000000 35563
Sun Sep 21 00:00:00 GMT 2014 tbird1202 Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Fruit (None) 42.125090000000000 -72.749540000000000 35564
Wed Sep 17 00:00:00 GMT 2014 tbird1202 Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Leaves Unfolding (None) 42.169071000000000 -72.749817000000000 35555
Wed Sep 17 00:00:00 GMT 2014 tbird1202 Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Leaves Changing Color (Early) 42.169071000000000 -72.749817000000000 35556
Wed Sep 17 00:00:00 GMT 2014 tbird1202 Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Leaves Dropping (Early) 42.169071000000000 -72.749817000000000 35557
Wed Sep 17 00:00:00 GMT 2014 tbird1202 Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Flowers (None) 42.169071000000000 -72.749817000000000 35558
Wed Sep 17 00:00:00 GMT 2014 tbird1202 Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Fruit (None) 42.169071000000000 -72.749817000000000 35559
Sat Jan 09 00:00:00 GMT 2016 ksteele Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Leaves Unfolding (None) 38.452816000000000 -121.428438000000000 61563
Sat Jan 09 00:00:00 GMT 2016 ksteele Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Leaves Changing Color (None) 38.452816000000000 -121.428438000000000 61564
Sat Jan 09 00:00:00 GMT 2016 ksteele Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Leaves Dropping (None) 38.452816000000000 -121.428438000000000 61565
Sat Jan 09 00:00:00 GMT 2016 ksteele Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Flowers (None) 38.452816000000000 -121.428438000000000 61566
Sat Jan 09 00:00:00 GMT 2016 ksteele Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Fruit (None) 38.452816000000000 -121.428438000000000 61567
Fri Mar 04 00:00:00 GMT 2016 ksteele Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia First Leaf 38.452807000000000 -121.428425000000000 62460
Tue Apr 05 00:00:00 GMT 2016 morrowm Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Bud Burst 39.170790000000000 -86.530040000000000 63947
Sun Feb 05 00:00:00 GMT 2017 gheintz Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Leaves Unfolding (None) 39.093970000000000 -97.134730000000000 74734
Sun Feb 05 00:00:00 GMT 2017 gheintz Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Leaves Changing Color (None) 39.093970000000000 -97.134730000000000 74735
Sun Feb 05 00:00:00 GMT 2017 gheintz Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Leaves Dropping (None) 39.093970000000000 -97.134730000000000 74736
Sun Feb 05 00:00:00 GMT 2017 gheintz Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Flowers (None) 39.093970000000000 -97.134730000000000 74737
Sun Feb 05 00:00:00 GMT 2017 gheintz Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Fruit (None) 39.093970000000000 -97.134730000000000 74738
Thu Feb 09 00:00:00 GMT 2017 kenseger Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Bud Burst 39.167250000000000 -86.511950000000000 77037
Wed Mar 29 00:00:00 GMT 2017 kenseger Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia First Leaf 39.167250000000000 -86.511950000000000 77038
Sun Apr 16 00:00:00 GMT 2017 sk1231 Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Leaves Unfolding (Early) 37.450070000000000 -122.165290000000000 78089
Sun Apr 16 00:00:00 GMT 2017 sk1231 Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Leaves Changing Color (None) 37.450070000000000 -122.165290000000000 78090
Sun Apr 16 00:00:00 GMT 2017 sk1231 Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Leaves Dropping (None) 37.450070000000000 -122.165290000000000 78091
Sun Apr 16 00:00:00 GMT 2017 sk1231 Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Flowers (None) 37.450070000000000 -122.165290000000000 78092
Sun Apr 16 00:00:00 GMT 2017 sk1231 Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Fruit (Early) 37.450070000000000 -122.165290000000000 78093

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