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Chinese Elm
Tru-Green Elm

Chinese Elm 'True Green'

Ulmus parvifolia

  • Number 1 Choice for wide, umbrella shaped shade.
  • Very dark green, attractive foliage, especially in Summer
  • Canopy spreads fast, providing shade even at early age
  • Loves growing in full sun, hot areas
Full Sun
Hardiness Zones:
4 - 9
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This Chinese Elm tree, Ulmus parvifolia 'True Green', is an excellent choice for sun drenched Southwestern properties because it can bring a massive amount of shade to any landscape. Native to China, this large, semi-evergreen tree has been widely used in parks here in the Southwest thanks to its wide, natural umbrella-shaped, shade capabilities.

Moon Valley Nurseries carries the 'True Green' strain, which does not weep. The 'True Green' strain features small, deep green leaves and is prized for its upright, rounded growth habit favored by many homeowners.

Great for families, a mature Chinese Elm tree is good for climbing or attaching a tire swing. Homeowners looking for an attractive picnic tree will love this good-looking shade provider on their lawn. The mottled bark of this tree resembles camouflage-like patterns that give it a unique and attractive look. Feel free to leave a long lasting memory by engraving your initials into the single trunk.

It is fast grower that thrives in the sun and loves to grow in hot areas. Once planted, it will not be too long until you can enjoy the many benefits this tree can bring to your landscape. If you are looking for a massive shade provider that is easy to care for, you will find much to love about this Chinese Elm Tree. Moon Valley Nurseries sells vibrant and healthy, professionally nurtured mature specimens.

This Chinese Elm Tree is versatile and ready to be planted on a variety of landscape styles. Homeowners can use it as a patio tree, sunscreen or even as a street tree. Add value to your property no matter where you choose to plant this specimen. Feel free to speak with our nursery pro and ask us about placement ideas. You buy it and we can deliver and plant it!

Every time a plant is watered, the soil should be thoroughly saturated to a depth of at least 2 to 3 feet and at least as wide as a tree well. Very slow and deep watering is always recommended. During periods of extreme heat, we advise at least 1 additional time per week of watering for all varieties. For periods of heavy rain (1/2” or more) adjust accordingly by possibly skipping a watering session for that time.



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I had two of these in my front yard as a child and loved them. When we purchased our forever home, a big part of the reason I fell in love with it was the two mature Chinese Elms in the front entry. This beautiful feature was a tribute to my childhood home. Unfortunately, a rogue driver took out one of my mature Elms and the damage was irreversible. I wanted to replace the tree, but I knew it would most likely be impossible to match my other mature Elm for size and age. Well, Moon Valley Nurseries came through! We stopped by their Scottsdale location, and the guys there showed me not one, but several, mature Chinese Elm trees that would not only compliment my remaining tree, but actually looked better and fuller than my tree that had been at the house for what must've been 30 years. When Moon Valley Nurseries says they have a huge selection of specimen trees, they aren't joking! They also set me up with a fertilizing and care service for both trees to help bring my existing Elm up to par with the newly planted one!



Moon Valley planted our Chinese Elm seven years ago, in full sun, in our backyard that had no shade tree. At that time, the tree was about 9' tall. It is now incredibly tall and wide - I would estimate at least 18' tall. The exfoliating bark is beautiful. The tree is stunning. And best of all, we now have a substantial amount of shade during our brutal summers. I would highly recommend this.



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