Cedar Elm 44

Scientific Name

Ulmus crassifolia


A large, oval-rounded medium growing tree with heights of up to 70 feet high and 60 feet wide. The bark is scaly and the drooping branches have corky ridges. Dark-green leaves are small and rough-textured. Leaves are much smaller than those of the American Elm. Fall foliage is yellow except in the southern part of the range where it is evergreen. The tree has a rounded crown of drooping branches and the smallest leaves of any native elm. 

Where the Tree Grows

The cedar elm can grow in the following conditions:

  • Acidic
  • Alkaline
  • Drought-tolerant
  • Loamy
  • Moist
  • Sandy
  • Well-drained
  • Wet and clay soils