Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Plant Collection

Chinese elm
Ulmus parvifolia

Catalogue No. 1932-0052*A
Height: 74 feet
Spread: 80 feet
DBH: 58.6 inches

Native to eastern Asia. Pennsylvania State Champion

This huge tree, growing next to the Swan Pond, is a gnarled old specimen of an increasingly familiar tree. Its flaky bark, good fall color, and fine-textured foliage make this an excellent addition to any landscape. This elm, a very resilient tree, is resistant to Dutch elm disease and is finding wider use as an urban street tree and replacement for the American elm.

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Alerts & Updates

The lower portion of the Rose Garden is closed due to renovations to the turf. The top gate is open to allow for visual access, just not foot traffic. We hope to reopen quickly.

Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.