If you are interested in buying or browsing Cedar Elm Trees in Helotes or San Antonio, Wilson Landscape has an impressive stock of all sizes and shapesof trees.We grow all of our trees from acorns and seeds and only use the best fertilizers. We have beautiful Cedar Elm Trees to choose from, and we offerlower prices and better products than Lowes and Home Depot. We specialize in tree growing, and we only grown native and well adapted Texas trees, so you can be sure they will flourish. Best of all, Glenn and Sherry are plant experts and would love to answer any and all questions and concerns you may have about your specific tree needs. Our knowledge is something that is hard to find at chain garden stores. Come on in or give us a call today!

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Native Range: Central and South Texas north to Arkansas

Sun/Shade: Prefers full sun; part shade OK

Landscape Use: Cedar Elms are quality shade trees that are especially beautiful in spring when they first leaf out with bright green foliage. Though their leaves are small, they also provide attractive orange fall foliage. What they lack in leaf size is made up for by their vast number of leaves. Their growth rate can be sped up with good soil and watering. They are common throughout San Antonio and the Hill Country. Huge Cedar Elms can be seen at the Witte Museum and here at Helotes Creek. They are sometimes mistaken for Live Oak trees because of their similar colored dark trunk bark.

Size: On bottomlands near streams they can get very large, up to 80 feet tall. When close together they can create a forest effect growing tall and narrow; if planted in the open they will spread out with a broader crown. These small Cedar Elm trees are babies from their mother trees up above.   They were grown from seeds that fell into nursery pots and produced thousands of seedlings.  They were raised and are now about 4 years old. In the ground they would now be twice this size.  

Type: Deciduous Shade Tree

Drought Tolerance: Very drought tolerant but looks best with regular watering.

Soil: Not particular about soil as long as it drains well and does not remain constantly wet. Does well in rocky soil or even better with soil enhancement.

Water: Smart Watering Principle=Water well when first planted then allow to dry slightly, without wilting, then water deeply again, etc. Easy Watering Principle= Water every day the first week; every second day the second week; every third day the third week; every fourth day the fourth week; every fifth day the fifth week. A soaking rainfall should last for about two weeks worth of watering. Do not keep constantly wet.

Fertilizer: Looks even better with regular fertilization.

Maintenance Tips: This tree balances itself out nicely and lower limbs can be removed as desired.

Rating: Rates high as a landscape plant. 


​So if you are interested in browsing or buying a Cedar Elm Tree in Helotes, please come check out our nursery at 14650 Bandera Road. We grow all of our own trees from the ground up and treat them with the best quality fertilizer so that you get a healthy, beautiful tree each time!

Buy a Cedar Elm Tree in Helotes at Wilson Landscape Nursery

Cedar Elm Tree

Ulmus crassifolia

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