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Cedar Elm (Ulmus crassifolia) Tree Seeds - 12 Count


Cedar Elm Tree Seeds
Ulmus crassifolia

Basket Elm, Southern Rock Elm

Description: Cedar elm is a large, oval-rounded tree growing 50-70 ft. high and 40-60 ft. wide. Bark is scaly and the drooping branches have corky ridges. Dark-green leaves are small and rough textured. Fall foliage is yellow except in the southern part of the tree's range where it is evergreen.
Habitat: Mountains, Watersides (fresh), undisturbed soils and established areas.
Height: 50 to 70 feet
40 to 60 feet
Plains, Texas, Southeast, Florida.

Native Range: Cedar elm can be found from extreme southwestern Tennessee, Arkansas, and eastern and southern Oklahoma; south to central and southern Texas into the adjacent northeastern Mexican states of Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas; and east to Louisiana and western Mississippi. There is an isolated population in northern Florida.
Comments: Withstands drought and heavy, infertile soils. Susceptible to Dutch elm disease. Reasonably fast-growing. Known to cause severe allergy reactions.
Exposure Preference: Sun to partial sun.
Native Distribution: Tennessee & Arkansas, s. to Mississippi & Texas
Site Preference: Woodlands; ravines; open slopes
Soil Preference: Cedar elm thrives in deep rich soils (Inceptisols) in the Mississippi Delta and along streams in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas, where it becomes a large tree along the Colorado and Brazos Rivers. Cedar elm grows on dense, poorly drained clay soils (Vertisols) in central Texas. It also can be found on dry limestone hills in Texas and Oklahoma, but the tree is small and scrubby in this environment. Discussion: The tree called cedar elm, Ulmus crassifolia, is the subject of a number of contradictory terms and confusing bits of data. First is the name – the “cedar” refers not to any trait of the tree itself, but to the junipers it likes to hang around with. And even those junipers are not really cedars. However the kind of habitat that both the juniper and the cedar elm prefer has come to be called “cedar breaks”. Those common names are so confusing. A better common name might be Texas elm, except that it also grows well in Louisiana and Arkansas and areas of several other states. More informative is the scientific name, which tells you it is a true elm, Ulmus, and that its leaves are thicker than other elms, from crassi- meaning thick, and folia meaning leaf. It also has the smallest leaves of any of the native elms, and they are rough and sandpapery.

DISCLAIMER: We do not state or otherwise declare that our seed is immune or resistant to Dutch Elm Disease (DED). The disease widespread throughout the United States & Canada, and some parts of Europe. While some companies will promise you that their seeds perform better in laboratory testing and field tests, we do not state that. The disease is transmitted via fungi and insect activity, and in our opinion, there is no effective method of testing, preventing, or protecting in this matter.

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  • Model: ELM-CEDAR-12
  • Shipping Weight: 0.1lbs
  • 652 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Various Sources

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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 03 January, 2016.

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