History/general species info: Most widespread native elm in Texas. It grows in all areas of the eastern half of Texas except the extreme southeastern part.Called Cedar Elm because of the rough, cedar scale-like texture of the leaves. Also known as Cedar Elm, Fall Elm, Basket Elm, Scrub Elm, Lime Elm, Texas Elm, Southern Rock Elm, Olmo.
Characteristics: Large deciduous tree. Fast growing. Long living. Tough, adaptable shade tree with excellent drought tolerance and beautiful the leaves turn a golden yellow for fall color. Its leaves are small and rough, and glossy green in the spring.
Native: No, but is in parts of Texas
Flower: red-brown to red-green
Planting / Care: Large deciduous tree. Fast growing and long living in sand and clay loam. Low water requirement once established. Not salt tolerant.