Location: Chi Omega sorority house, S side, Across campus (volunteer)
Approximate blooming period: mid-spring

Chinese Elm, Ulmus parvifolia

Origin: China, Japan, Korea 
Habitat: Hardy to USDA Zone 5 
Height and Form: Deciduous vase-shaped tree, around 40-50 ft, dense rounded crown
Foliage and Bark: smooth bark that exfoliates often with a mottled, flaking combination of gray, green, brown, olive, and orange, the leaves turn from dark green to yellow to red in the fall 
Flowers, Fruit and Seeds: flowers blooms in late autumn, with fruit (samara) lasting until early winter 
Name: "parvus" is Latin for small, "folium" is Latin for leaf. 

‘Frosty’ - Variegated Lacebark or Chinese Elm ‘Seiju’ -  Dwarf Elm

Siberian Elm, Ulmus pumila

Origin: China, Korea 
Habitat: Hardy to USDA Zone 4 
Height and Form: Deciduous tree, 50-70 ft tall, its width about 3/4 its height
Foliage and Bark: dark green and smooth with the petiole tinged dark red, turns yellowish-brown, the gray bark is not as ornamentally pleasing as the Chinese elm 
Flowers, Fruit and Seeds: Fruit (samara) is almost round, with a closed notch at the tip of the wing. 

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