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Ulmus crassifolia/Cedar Elm

Ulmus crassifolia / Ulmus crassifolia
An excellent, clean shade tree
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An excellent, clean shade tree

Very small leaves that never give much trouble when they drop in the late fall

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Cedar elm bonsai in training since 1981

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Scientific Name: Ulmus crassifolia
Common Name: Cedar Elm
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Fall
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: The leaves of the cedar elm are somewhat thicker than the other elms and have a rough surface texture. This native tree is often found along sandy streams. This elm can tolerate alkaline soils.