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Cedar Elm

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CEDAR ELM Olmo
Ulmus crassifolia - Ulmaceae, Elm Family


DESCRIPTION:

Tree with straight trunk-, narrow, rounded crown; drooping branches.

  • Height: 30-60 feet, up to 80 feet.

  • Flowers: Small, short-stalked cluster in early autumn.

  • Fruit: Small winged seeds.

  • Foliage: Deciduous, evergreen in mild winter; dark green rough leaves; turn yellow before dropping,

  • Bark: Flat, scaly-ridged, light-brown.

  • Growth rate: Reasonably fast, hardy.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Sun: Full or partial sun; germinates naturally in shade.

  • Soil: Many types.

  • Drainage: Moderately drained.

  • Water: Drought tolerant (tolerates wet/dry seasons well).

  • Maintenance: Medium.

  • Propagation: Fresh seed.


NATIVE HABITAT:

Wooded areas near riverbanks.

WILDLIFE USE:

Cover, nest sites; fruits abundant,
but little used by squirrels, mice,
turkeys.


COMMENTS: 

Found growing beside Ashe Juniper ("cedar") in Hill Country, hence name; wood hard and heavy, knotty; often planted as shade tree; if you need a vertical tree this on is more tall than broad, each one has its own individual shape.

 

 
 

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