Botanical Name: Ulmus parvifolia 'Emer ll'
Common Name: Allee Lacebark Elm  
Plant photo of: Ulmus parvifolia 'Emer ll'
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color

Green, Yellow


Flower Season



Leaf Color



Bark Color

Brown, Grey


Fruit Color



Fruit Season








Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Formal, Mediterranean, Ranch, Woodland


Accenting Features

Fall Color, Specimen


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Lawn, Patio, Park


Special Uses

Shade Tree


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
  • Description

  • Notes

Tall, upright and arching, Allee Elm's growth habit is unique among U. parvifolia cultivars, being reminiscent of the grand American Elm, with an upright and arching habit. Grows 50 feet tall and 35 feet wide. Foliage is glossy green, with a yellow-orange to rust red fall color. Its exfoliating bark creates a mosaic of orange, tan and gray, a beautiful sight on a mature tree. Discovered by Dr. Michael Dirr of University of Georgia, Athens.
Grow in full sun and well drained soil; prefers a loamy-clay to sandy-loam soil, though it is adaptive. pH adaptive. Resistant to Dutch Elm disease and phoem necrosis. Lacebark elm are wonderful trees, and should not be confused with Ulmus pumila, Siberian Elm. Also known as 'Emerald Vase.'