The Chinese Elm cultivar Ulmus parvifolia 'Matthew' is one of three recent (< 2006) American introductions selected for their cold hardiness (US zone 4 tolerant).
The tree has an upright vase-shape, strong branches, and a bark that exfoliates at a relatively early age.
Pests and diseases
The species and its cultivars are highly resistant, but not immune, to Dutch elm disease, and unaffected by the Elm Leaf Beetle Xanthogaleruca luteola.
'Matthew' is not known to be in cultivation beyond North America.