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Is Chinese elm an evergreen?

Ulmus parvifolia, better known as evergreen elm or Chinese evergreen elm, is best characterized by its long, arching branches which provide dense summer shade. The evergreen elm is a fast grower, and needs plenty of room to reach its full potential.

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Also to know is, do Chinese elm trees lose their leaves?

It is semi-deciduous, losing its leaves in late December in the Southwest desert, but retaining its foliage in milder climates. The leaves are glossy, delicate, and dark green with an alternating leaf arrangement. The Chinese elm has beautiful grayish-green, mottled bark that sheds with age, displaying varying colors.

Beside above, do Chinese elm bonsai lose their leaves? For Chinese Elm bonsais it's completely normal to lose leaves after keeping healthy leaves for a season. The tree will start losing some old leaves in place of the new buds growing. If your Chinese Elm drops leaves, keep a close eye on it as in the following weeks it should be replaced by strong green buds.

Simply so, is Elm an evergreen?

Evergreens are plants that maintain their leaves in all seasons and include trees such as elm, pine, and cedar. Deciduous trees lose their leaves seasonally and include trees such as mango and maple. Conifers include pine and elm.

How fast do Chinese elm trees grow?

Growth Rate. Capable of adding 12 to 36 inches of height per season, the Chinese elm is a very rapidly growing tree. It can attain an eventual height of 40 to 50 feet, and so potentially can reach full height in 15 years or so. Its spread is smaller, only 25 to 40 feet, giving it a round vase shape.

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