'Golden Rey' elm, or Ulmus parvifolia  'Golden Rey', is a stunning new cultivar distinguished by its spreading dome shape and spectacular foliage. The leaves emerge a uniform light yellow in early spring gradually maturing to a bold chartreuse and then a pale emerald in summer until yellow again for one last show in autumn. And like other Chinese elms it has the delicately traced and exfoliating bark of gray, orange and brown. This elegant, medium sized tree with its bright yellow foliage has good symmetrical form. It is fast growing, strong and resistant to high winds, and the bright  yellow foliage holds up in heat and drought.

'Golden Rey' elm is highly resistant, but not immune, to Dutch elm disease, and unaffected by the Elm Leaf Beetle. It grows throughout most of the United States, doing particularly well in the southern half. Although 'Golden Rey' elm is only available in the US at present, when it is finally exported, it should prove to be very successful for Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.


Golden Rey elm

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