The Cedar Elm, or Ulmus crassifolia, is a slow growing, semi evergreen or deciduous tree with attractively scalloped, dark green leaves which turn a beautiful yellow-gold in autumn. Mature trees can reach up to 70 feet in height with a 40-60' spread in a typical, vase-like form. The branch tips are slightly drooping, lending a languid touch to the otherwise formal elm silhouette. This North American native is handsome and trouble-free and rarely bothered by Dutch elm disease. But what makes this splendid medium-sized shade tree so special, is its drought tolerance and its adaptability to soil type such as hard, compacted soil, poorly drained clay soils and alkaline soils. Cedar elm is a tough, adaptable shade tree with beautiful autumn color. Its is especially well adapted to Australia, and the American southwest though it is often hard to come by in the big discount nurseries.


Cedar elm

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