Chinese Elm Ulmus parvifolia Elm Family (Ulmaceae)

Chinese elm is a large ornamental deciduous shade tree in the Ulmaceae (elm) family native to China, Korea, and Japan.1

Chinese Elm makes a shade-resistant street or urban tree that is resistant to Dutch elm disease and air pollution.1 The bark is lacy, exfoliating bark in shades of brown, tan, olive, and cinnamon.1

Birds and small animals use this tree for nesting. Birds will also eat the seeds.2