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Chinese Elm

Chinese Elm Basics

Grows LikeTree
DurationPerennial
U.S. NativeIntroduced to U.S.
PLANTS Invasive StatusWI

Chinese Elm Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSpring and Summer
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
C:N RatioHigh
Coppice PotentialYes
Fall ConspicuousYes
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerDense
Foliage Porosity WinterPorous
Foliage TextureCoarse
Fruit Seed ColorBrown
Fruit Seed ConspicuousYes
Growth FormSingle Stem
Growth RateRapid
Height at 20 Years (Maximum feet)40
Height Mature feet60
Leaf RetentionNo
LifespanModerate
Low Growing GrassNo
Resprout AbilityYes
ErectErect
ToxicityNone

Chinese Elm Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceNone
CaCO3 ToleranceLow
Cold Stratification RequiredYes
Drought ToleranceMedium
Frost Free Days (Minimum)140
pH Minimum4.8
pH Maximum7
Planting Density per Acre (Minimum)300
Planting Density per Acre (Maximum)800
Precipitation Minimum16
Precipitation Maximum55
Root Depth (Minimum inches)24
Salinity ToleranceNone
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)-33

Chinese Elm Reproduction

Bloom PeriodLate Summer
Commercial AvailabilityRoutinely Available
Fruit Seed AbundanceHigh
Fruit Seed Period BeginsFall
Fruit Seed Period EndsFall
Fruit Seed PersistancesNo
Propagated by Bare RootYes
Propagated by BulbsNo
Propagated by ContainerYes
Propagated by CormsNo
Propagated by CuttingsNo
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by TubersNo
Seed per Pound160000
Seed Spread RateModerate
Seedling VigorHigh
Seedling VigorHigh
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateNone

Chinese Elm Edibility and Other Uses

Berry/Nut Seed ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Fodder ProductNo
Fuelwood ProductMedium
Lumber ProductYes
Naval Store ProductNo
Palatable to a HumanNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Veneer ProductNo
CategoryDicot
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Chinese Elm

Chinese Elm grows like a Tree. Chinese Elm is an Perennial. Chinese Elm is Introduced to U.S.. Chinese Elm has a PLANTS Invasive Status of: WI. Spring and Summer is when Chinese Elm is actively growing. Chinese Elm is not an allelopath. Chinese Elm has a High C:N Ratio. Chinese Elm has a coppice potential of Yes. Chinese Elm is fall conspicuous. Chinese Elm has a Yellow colored flower. Chinese Elm has Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Chinese Elm has a Dense foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Chinese Elm has a Porous foliage porosity. Chinese Elm has a Coarse foliage texture. Seeds of Chinese Elm are Brown. Seeds of Chinese Elm are Yes conspicuous. Chinese Elm grows as a Single Stem. The growth rate of Chinese Elm is Rapid. The maximum height of Chinese Elm at 20 years is 40 feet. The mature height of Chinese Elm is 60 feet. The lifespan of Chinese Elm is Moderate. The shape and orientation of Chinese Elm is Erect. Chinese Elm is adapted to coarse textured soils. Chinese Elm is adapted to fine textured soils. Chinese Elm is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Chinese Elm is None. The CaCO3 tolerance of Chinese Elm is Low. Chinese Elm requires cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Chinese Elm is Medium. Chinese Elm requires a minimum of 140 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Chinese Elm is 4.8. The maximum pH of Chinese Elm is 7. The minimum planting density per acre of Chinese Elm is 300. The maximum planting density per acre of Chinese Elm is 800. The minimum Precipitation that Chinese Elm requires is 16. The maximum Precipitation that Chinese Elm can handle is 55. The minimum root depth of Chinese Elm is 24 inches. The salininty tolerance of Chinese Elm is None. The shade tolerance of Chinese Elm is Intolerant. The shade tolerance of Chinese Elm is Intolerant. The minimum temperature that Chinese Elm requires is -33. The bloom period of Chinese Elm is Late Summer. The commerical availability of Chinese Elm is Routinely Available. The fruit seed abundance of Chinese Elm is High. The fruit seed period of Chinese Elm begins Fall. The fruit seed period of Chinese Elm ends Fall. The fruit seed persistance of Chinese Elm is No. Chinese Elm is propagated by bare roots. Chinese Elm is propagated by bulbs. Chinese Elm is propagated by container. Chinese Elm is not propagated by corms. Chinese Elm is not propagated by cuttings. Chinese Elm is propagated by seed. Chinese Elm is not propagated by sod. Chinese Elm is not propagated by sprig. Chinese Elm is not propagated by tubers. Chinese Elm can generally yield 160000 seeds per pound of seeds. Chinese Elm has a Moderate seed spread rate. Chinese Elm has a High seedling vigor. Chinese Elm has a High seedling vigor. Chinese Elm does not have a small grain. Chinese Elm has a None vegatative spread rate. Chinese Elm does not have a berry/nut seed product. Chinese Elm is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Chinese Elm does not make a good fodder product. Chinese Elm does not make a good fuel wood product. Chinese Elm makes a good lumber product. Chinese Elm does not make a naval store product. Chinese Elm is not palatable to humans. Chinese Elm does not make a pulpwood product. Chinese Elm does not make a veneer product. Chinese Elm is of the category, Dicot.
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