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Bolivar Naturally

Cedar Elm

Cedar Elm
Cedar Elm

Ulmus crassifolia

Family: (Ulmaceae) Elm

Habitat: Woodlands

Height: 50-70 ft.

Bloom Period: July - October

Description: Good shade tree. Young branches have corky wings. Leaves are small and rough. Foliage turns yellow in fall. Tolerant of a wide range of soil types including clay. Very drought tolerant. Flowers and set seeds in fall.

The Wildlife Connection: Seeds attract seed-eating birds and other wildlife. Larval host to question mark and mourning cloak butterflies.