Trees

Elm, Cedar Ulmus crassifolia

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Zones 6 - 9
Zones 6 - 9

Hardiness Zones: Zones 6 - 9
The Cedar Elm can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. VIEW MAP

Ornamental Tree
Ornamental Tree

Type of tree:
The Cedar Elm falls into the following type(s): Ornamental Trees, Shade Trees

50' - 70' High
50' - 70' High

Mature Height:
The Cedar Elm grows to be 50' - 70' feet in height.

40' - 60' Spread
40' - 60' Spread

Mature Spread:
The Cedar Elm has a spread of about 40' - 60' at full maturity.

Medium Growth
Medium Growth

Growth Rate:
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. [More about this.]

Full Sun
Full Sun

Sun:
This elm does well in full sun.

Various Soils
Various Soils

Soil:
The Cedar Elm grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, wet, wide range, clay soils.

Rounded Shape
Rounded Shape

Shape:
This elm has rounded, vase shape.

More Info
More Info

Attributes:
The Cedar Elm is drought tolerant once established, and is a low-maintenance shade tree if maintained by a regular pruning schedule.

Description:
Cedar Elm should be grown in full sun on well-drained soil, acid or alkaline. It is very drought-tolerant once established and tolerates wet soil well.

Wildlife Value:
Seeds from trees such as the Cedar Elm are used by wild turkeys, pheasants, quail, squirrels, deer, and songbirds. Dead Cedar Elms provide nesting sites for cavity-dwelling birds.

History/Lore/Use:
The Cedar Elm is a favorite street tree for towns in the desert southwest due to its ability to survive in difficult soil types with very little care.

Moisture:
The Cedar Elm is very drought tolerant and exists well in ground that is periodically saturated.

Leaves:
This tree has green leaves in summer that turn a lovely yellow in fall.

Flower Color:
The Cedar Elm has light-green blooms.

Bloom Time:
It blooms in early summer..

Fruit Description:
This tree produces small, round green fruit.