Ulmus parvifolia 'Allee®' ('Emerald Vase')

Lacebark Elm

'Emer II'
Ulmus parviflora 'Emer II' - Allee? Lacebark Elm

Tips for Homeowners:

Prune only when dormant between December and March.

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The exfoliating bark is interesting with its patterns and color and actually extends up on the trunk and even on the surface roots.

  • Upright, vase-shaped habit
  • Exfoliating orange brown bark
  • Yellowish fall color

Best used in a large yard or park as a shade tree.

Height: 60-70 ft
Spread: 35-55 ft
Zone: 4-9
Color: Green

Interesting Notes about Lacebark Elm:

Lacebark Elm is a large tree that adapts very well in both wet or dry sites, which speaks highly of its durability. What adds to its toughness is its excellent resistance to Dutch elm disease and the elm leaf beetle. This tree has a nice vase-like habit and the mottled, exfoliating bark is a beautiful and ornamental feature.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Winter Interest
  • Low Maintenance
  • Specimen
  • Disease Resistant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Mass Planting
  • Fall Color

Foliage Color:

  • Green
  • Yellow


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained