Ulmus crassifolia

cedar elm


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 40-80 ft    Width: 20-40 ft
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Fall color, interesting foliage, interesting bark


Recommended Uses: Shade tree. Can be used as a street tree. Yellow fall color.
Considerations: Susceptible to the Dutch elm disease.
Propagation: Seed, cuttings.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Adaptable


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Seeds used by birds when little else is available. Used for nesting. Larval food for the Question Mark butterfly (Polygonia interrogationis)
Native Habitats: Floodplain forest, hydric hammock, bottomland forest. On limestone.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

While this tree has a limited native distribution in Florida, it also occurs as far west as Texas in similar types of settings.