Ulmus crassifolia ~ Cedar Elm
Ulmus crassifolia ~ Cedar Elm
Ulmus crassifolia ~ Cedar Elm

Ulmus crassifolia

Cedar Elm

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Cedar Elm is a large deciduous tree with a rounded crown and drooping branches with corked ridges.  The small green leaves have small teeth can turn an attractive yellow in fall, except in its southern range where it is evergreen.  Insignificant fall flowers give way to papery samaras.  Grows best with full sun and rich well-drained alkaline soils.  Can tolerate both dry and poor sites.

Ulmus crassifolia is a host plant for the Mourning Cloak and Question Mark butterflies.




Southcentral N. America


50’ - 70’


40’ - 60’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6 - 9


Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest:

Fall, Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance. Elms are susceptible to phloem necrosis and wetwood.  Other potential issues include wilts, rots, canker, leaf spots as well as pests such as miners, borers, and scale. NOTE: Cedar Elm is known to cause allergic reactions.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, Borders, Woodland Gardens, Rock GardensPonds and Streams, and Shade Tree.

COMPANION PLANTS: Crape Myrtle, Fountain Grass, Maple

IMAGES: Krzysztof Ziarnek, KenraizUlmus crassifolia kz01CC BY-SA 4.0

 *As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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