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Drake Chinese Elm Tree

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Perfect Shade Tree for Everyone! 

In our business, there are some plants and trees you look at and just wonder why they aren’t used more often. Drake Elm Tree (Ulmus parvifolia 'Drake') is one of those trees. This is an excellent, but surprisingly underused tree.

Fast-growing, beautifully shaped and nearly evergreen, this tree can be used in a multitude of situations. Drake Chinese Elm grows into a graceful, rounded shape with long, arching, almost weeping branches that are covered in 3-inch long shiny, dark green, leathery leaves. In the northern parts of its zone the leaves turn gorgeous shades of yellow, red or purple. In the warmer zones it is evergreen. The bark is very showy, mottled in greys, greens, oranges and browns making it very interesting in the winter.

The Drake Elm growth rate is moderate, reaching its full 45 feet height in several years. Drake is an ideal landscape tree, unfazed by pollution. It excels as a shade, street, parking lot or specimen tree. For a stunning statement in a big space, plant several to make a grove.

However you choose to use it, you need to have this tree in your landscape. Order yours today!

* Awesome tree
* Beautiful shape
* Easy care
* Great street tree


Drake Chinese Elm Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Ulmus parvifolia 'Drake'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 30 - 35 feet
Mature Spread 40 - 45 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Not Showy