CEDAR ELM Olmo
Ulmus crassifolia - Ulmaceae, Elm Family
Tree with straight trunk-, narrow,
rounded crown; drooping branches.
Height: 30-60 feet, up to 80
Flowers: Small, short-stalked
cluster in early autumn.
Fruit: Small winged seeds.
Foliage: Deciduous, evergreen in
mild winter; dark green rough leaves; turn yellow before dropping,
Bark: Flat, scaly-ridged,
Growth rate: Reasonably fast,
Sun: Full or partial sun;
germinates naturally in shade.
Soil: Many types.
Drainage: Moderately drained.
Water: Drought tolerant
(tolerates wet/dry seasons well).
Propagation: Fresh seed.
Wooded areas near riverbanks.
Cover, nest sites; fruits abundant,
but little used by squirrels, mice,
Found growing beside Ashe Juniper
("cedar") in Hill Country, hence name; wood hard and heavy, knotty;
often planted as shade tree; if you need a vertical tree this on is more tall
than broad, each one has its own individual shape.