Drake's Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia 'Drake')
Drake's Chinese Elm
Ulmus parvifolia 'Drake'
- An attractive weeping tree
- Excellent shade tree or street tree
- Fast growth rate
- Loves full sun exposure
Drake’s Chinese Elm can grow to be a medium to a large-sized tree, and this weeping tree has an attractive broad-spreading crown with shiny dark green leaves that cast plenty of shade wherever planted. Originally native to Asia, the ‘Drake’ cultivar originated in America, and we like to use this Ulmus parvifolia 'Drake' (botanical name) as an excellent shade tree for the lawn or near the street. Older trees add even more interest thanks to their shedding bark that creates beautiful molting and helps to make this a perfect tree for use as an attractive focal point in any landscape!
The Chinese Elm Drake tree thrives in full sun and has a fast growth rate, so if you are looking to add a shade tree quickly, this is a good candidate. Of course, buying as big as you can mean that you do not have to wait to get all the benefits specimen trees bring – shade, beauty, and plenty of curb appeal. This Chinese Elm cultivar is an easy care tree that once established, is drought tolerant with little to moderate water requirements. This versatile variety will grow in a wide range of soils, so this Ulmus parvifolia drake tree is an excellent choice for use throughout Houston!
At Moon Valley Nursery we custom-grow Drake’s Chinese Elm trees from premium-quality specimens on our farms so that we can assure their quality. We are the growers and have been growing these beautiful shade trees for decades so that they are ready to thrive in your yard! Do you want a specimen tree? Visit any of our nurseries throughout Houston, and we will be glad to help you handpick the perfect Chinese Drake Elm tree!