This elm is often confused with the less desirable, inferior, very common Siberian elm. The lacebark elm will tolerate heavier, compacted soils with a moderate growth rate. It has the potential to reach a height of 60 feet. Small seeds will ripen in the fall. The bark on this tree is mottled and will flake as it matures. We have just begun to plant this tree in the valley and are hopeful for its success.