Native to Japan, this medium-sized tree has the vase-shaped form typical of American elms. Its tolerance of Dutch elm disease has made it a popular choice to replace disease-stricken
populations. It flourishes in almost any good soil preferring a deep, well-drained moist loam.
Fast-growing, its leaves are slender and 3-5 cm long with 8-14 veins per side ending in a single sharp tooth.
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