The lacebark elm is quite similar to the cedar elm, but can easily be distinguished by its bark. As its bark peels off it uncovers a variety of color, creating beautiful patterns. Like the cedar, this tree has small rough, green leaves that turn yellow and red in the fall before they shed. This moderately fast growing tree is a little more resistant to diseases that plague other elm species and can adapt to many types of soil. Growing about 1.5 to 2 feet annually, this tree will reach around 35 to 40 feet high with a crown spread of 30 to 35 feet at maturity.