Chinese Elm 1981 (Ulmus Parvifolia)
The Chinese Elm has been a top-performing shade tree in the Western US for over a century, and is widely popular for good reasons. It is very tolerant to poor soil, poor weather, and can still provide the large, wide shade that it's known for.
The Chinese Elm is also commonly called “Evergreen Elm”. In very mild winters, Chinese Elms can retain their leaves through the season, however most years they are briefly deciduous. The Chinese Elm is a strong, tolerant shade tree that can stand as the centerpiece in just about any landscape.
Loves growing in full sun, hot areas
Number 1 Choice for wide, umbrella shaped shade.
Canopy spreads fast, providing shade even at early age
Very dark green, attractive foliage, especially in Summer