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Elm, Cedar
Elm, Cedar
Elm, Cedar

Elm, Cedar

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Elm, Cedar
Scientific Name: Ulmus crassifolia

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.

Size and Spacing: Height: 60   Spread: 50’

Light requirement: Part shade. 

Wildlife: Butterflies

Links: 

Aggie Horticulture:
https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/natives/ULMUSCRASSIFOLIA.HTM

Ladybird Johnson Wildflower center: 
https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ulcr

Photo credit: Ernie Edmonson