Plant: evergreen or semi-evergreen tree to 60' with rounded shaped and wide arching spread
Origin: China, Japan, North Korea
Zone: 5 - 10. Deciduous types are hardier.
Flowers: in late summer are hidden by foliage. Seeds ripen in autumn.
Foliage: small ("parvifolia"), tough leaves are evergreen in warm climates.
Culture: sun to part shade. Rich, well-drained, mesic soil. Resistance to Dutch Elm Disease and elm leaf beetle has lead to extensive breeding programs. Potential to become invasive in warmer parts of the world. Popular bonsai tree.