Ulmus crassifolia

Cedar Elm

Ulmaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:NA
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Deciduous
Noted for:Interesting bark, Fall color, Interesting foliage

Landscaping

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: Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Clay, Loam, Lime rock, Sand
Soil pH:Adaptable

Ecology

Wildlife:
 

Seeds used by birds when little else is available. Used for nesting. 

Insects:
 

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

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

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