Ulmus parvifolia Lacebark/ Chinese Elm

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  1. ron bruce

    ron bruce Member

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    I'm new to the forums so not sure this is the right place to post this or not.

    Any ideas on who may carry Chinese Elm in BC?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Not Siberian Elm, Ulmus pumila, that is all up and down my back alley but the lovely Chinese Lacebark Elm, Ulmus parvifolia, that apparently no one sells.

    Oh well. I can't find it for sale in the Okanagan Valley so wondered if anyone on the lower mainland or elsewhere had seen it.

    :-)
     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Lots of Chinese elm being grown and sold in suitable climates. Check hardiness and other limitations, may not be right for your conditions.
     
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    That makes sense. Thanks Ron B.
     
  5. David Peters

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    I have been looking on and off for the last 2 years for Ulmus parvifolia in BC. Just from gathering information from various sources, it appears that the tree should be hardy to Canadian zone 6 with some specific cultivars i.e. 'Zettler' & 'Glory' claiming to be hardy down to zone 5. Sounds like this species is quite variable.
     
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    danc Active Member 10 Years

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    I started mine from seed 4 years ago. The tallest is already 6 feet tall, planted in the ground (Z5) two years ago.

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