Cedar Elm is a large deciduoustreewith 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.
50’ - 70’
40’ - 60’
USDA Hardiness Zone:
6 - 9
Full Sun, Part Sun
Season of Interest:
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 Gardens, Ponds and Streams, andShade Tree.
COMPANION PLANTS: Crape Myrtle, Fountain Grass, Maple
IMAGES: Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz, Ulmus crassifolia kz01, CC BY-SA 4.0
*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.