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Ulmus crassifolia

Cedar Elm

Basket Elm, Scrub Elm, Lime Elm, Texas Elm, Olmo, Southern Rock Elm
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Ulmus crassifolia
Principal Common Name Cedar Elm
Common Name(s) Basket Elm, Scrub Elm, Lime Elm, Texas Elm, Olmo, Southern Rock Elm
Description It is a tough, adaptable shade tree with excellent drought tolerance and beautiful golden yellow fall color. A medium size tree with dark green slightly leather narrowly ovate to nearly laceolate leaves getting small reddish flowers in clusters in late summer to fall.
General Comments Sometimes the branches of cedar elm are winged. These wings are made up of layers of cork.
Nativity Southern US, N. Mexico
Height Range 30 - 60 FT
Spread Range 0 - 0
Flower Showy N
Sunset Zones
USDA Zones 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b
Leaf Color Dark Green
Leaf Texture Glossy : Leathery
Form Large Tree : Small Tree
Flower Color Reddish Brown
Flower Time Summer : Fall
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Part Sun
Soil Preferences Clay : Poor : Rocky
Watering Preferences Medium : Sparse
Outstanding Features Drought tolerant : Fall Color : Form

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