5 responses to “Ulmus parvifolia ‘Emer II’”

  1. David Sacks

    Lacebark elm has a beautiful form and lovely visual texture in the landscape, in addition to its beautifully patterned bark. However most of the landscape architects I know (and I) have stopped using it – and some growers I know have stopped producing it – because of concerns over its invasive tendencies. It seeds prolifically.

    https://www.na.fs.fed.us/fhp/invasive_plants/weeds/chinese-elm.pdf

    On a happier note – so glad that bpotd is back! Your blending of appreciation of the beauty of the natural world + love of knowledge is truly inspiring. Thank you!

  2. Nette

    Is the name Ulmus parvifolia ‘Emer II’ = Emeril? As in Emeril Lagasse? Or Emer 2? Either way, how did it get its name?

  3. Dana D

    It caught my eye that the author of the Vancouver Tree App lamented about the lack of availability of Lacebark Elm trees. I am in northeast Oklahoma in the US and Lacebarks are quite common here, especially at wholesale nurseries where landscapers buy trees for parking lots. I also saw these trees commonly when I visited area arboretums. Although these trees are resistant to Dutch Elm disease and Elm Leaf beetle, they are devastated by strong winds or heavy ice loads. Even the Allee and Athena (Emer I) specimens at a nearby arboretum sustained so much damage they had to be removed.
    When the author mentioned the leaf size, I wondered why he didn’t mention Cedar Elm (U. crassifolia), so I pulled up a USDA PLANTS page and saw quickly this nice tree is native to south central US and would find Vancouver a bit chilly!

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