'Bosque' Lacebark Elm

lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)August 30, 2007

Does anyone have them? I've read that they have central leader unlike other lacebark elm cultivars and it got me interested in it mainly because lacebark elm apparently is fast growing tree in caliche (limestone) soil by far. Ash is about the same but i can't be certain if it's arizona or texas so I'm avoiding them at this time.

What surprised me is how much they grew at some of the houses in my subdivision for the past 2 years despite of no mulch at all. Oaks and others didn't grow very much where they didn't have any mulches at all.

Having seen mature 'Bosque' tree on a website, i thought it looked better with the central leader than what i've seen in my subdivision. i wouldn't mind getting one if i ever find one.

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Yes they are very fast growing. They are nice trees really. The fall color is pretty good and the bark is attractive. The only reason I wouldn't plant one here is they are invasive in this area so you might check on that first.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2007 at 1:35PM
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lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)

A lot of places are recommending Lacebark Elm except for old cotton farms for root rot problems. I only came up with one reference to lacebark elm's invasive. Nothing official.

Then again, more and more people are staying away from chinese pistache (female) because of its invasive nature even though it is on Texas Super Star list (only 4 trees on it)...

    Bookmark   August 31, 2007 at 4:20PM
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Yeah I know. It's also like the GA EPPC saying not to plant bermudagrass and the UGA recommending and encouraging it's continued use. Nobody's on the same page.

It's one of those things where you can just ask around and someone will know what and where and if. And if it's not, go for it. It's hard to find all those same offerings in a midsize tree.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2007 at 8:06PM
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Carrie B

I spent much of yesterday digging up ulmus parvifolia seedlings from an arboretum's "natural" meadow area. Trust me, they have the potential to be VERY invasive, whether or not they've made any official invasive list(s).

    Bookmark   September 1, 2007 at 7:56PM
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Carrie B

A web search of the latin name (ulmus parvifolia) along with the word "invasive' will turn up a good deal of information. I bet the number of hits will increase exponentially in the next couple of years.

Here is a link that might be useful: Invasive

    Bookmark   September 1, 2007 at 7:59PM
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