Texas Grown Tree Farm offers container and field grown Cedar Elm trees for sale to our wholesale and retail customers. The Cedar Elm, scientifically known as Ulmus Crassifolia, is a very common native Texas tree found across most parts of the state. It is a sizable shade tree that can grow up to 90 feet high and 80 feet wide in good conditions, and is often found mixed in with groups of oak trees. Unlike other elm trees, the Cedar Elm flowers in the fall versus the spring. Expect to see small flowers starting at the end of summer and clusters of yellow seeds in the early fall.
Cedar Elms have a straight trunk and a round crown at maturity, and boast a beautiful yellow foliage color when the leaves change in the fall. They are susceptible to mistletoe and aphids under stress and can become infected with a fungal Dutch Elm Disease carried by some beetles. The Cedar Elm is a great choice for a large shade tree because it is a tough tree that can handle Texas heat and droughts, as well as survive a flood or poorly draining soil.