If you’re looking for a specimen shade tree that is low maintenance, fast growing, and easy to care for, this tree may be for you.

The Lacebark Elm, also known as Chinese Elm, is a superior tree that is gaining popularity with nurseryman and landscape architects for its durability, beautiful exfoliating bark and upright arching branches. Resistant to many pests and drought, the lustrous rich green foliage creates a dense canopy with a subdued yellow fall color. Able to grow 40 to 50 feet high and wide in a range of soil types, this tree would be a great investment for any property.

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