Ulmus parvifolia 'Emerald Prairie'

Lacebark Elm

Tips for Homeowners:

Prune only when dormant between December and March.

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A John C. Pair Horticultural Center (Haysville, KS) introduction with high tolerance to drought and cold plus has excellent resistance to elm leaf black spot.

  • Upright vase-shaped growth habit
  • Dark green foliage
  • Adaptable and tough tree

Large tree ideal for large yards or parks.

Height: 35-40 ft
Spread: 25-30 ft
Zone: 5-8
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


  • Specimen
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Mass Planting
  • Disease Resistant
  • Cold Tolerant
  • Great Foliage
  • Low Maintenance

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun


  • Upright

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water