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.