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Elm (Lacebark)

Ulmus parviflora 'Allee'

This very refined, regal tree is also often referred to as the Allee' Elm because of the commonly used cultivar 'Emer II Allee'. The bark exfoliates in a puzzle-like pattern exposing the orange-brown, slate grey and grey green colors of the bark. The 'Allee' cultivar also boasts a fluted trunk giving it a venerable appearance. The tree is vase-shaped with a mature height around 70 feet. The canopy has an open, airy feel while still providing good shade. The texture is fine. Tolerates urban conditions and difficult sites. Insect and disease resistant. Beautiful year around. Just an overall, excellent large shade tree...

The obvious use for such a tree is as a specimen in a prominent location.

There have been reports of this tree being invasive. I have not experienced a problem with it in our production fields. I suspect that any invasive problems will occur further South. Also, if it is invasive, it will not spread far or fast as the fruit is not dispersed by birds. As a precaution, you may wish to avoid planting it near native wooded areas.

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