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Ulmus parvifolia 'Seiju' /Seiju Chinese Elm

Ulmus parvifolia 'Seiju'  / Ulmus parvifolia 'Seiju'
Partial canopy of the Seiju Chinese elm
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Partial canopy of the Seiju Chinese elm

A colony of bonsailike trees in an island planting

Very small leaves on this special selection

Specimen tree

Close-up image of the small, relatively brittle foliage closely arranged uniformly along the twigs

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Scientific Name: Ulmus parvifolia 'Seiju'
Common Name: Seiju Chinese Elm
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Red
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a special selection that produces tiny leaves that are dark glossy green and somewhat thick. The tree is often used for bonsai works and as accent trees in special landscape projects like rock gardens. Provide full sunlight and a well drained soil for this elm.