||trees|deciduous|height 25-50'|spread 25-35'|sun/part shade|gold color in Fall|wildlife food||
Cedar Elm (Ulmus crassifolia)
This tree is widely found throughout central and southern Texas. It's dense habit provides excellent roosting and nest sites for songbirds as well as a dependable Fall food source. Cedar elm has small, shiny leaves which decompose rapidly and don't contribute to leaf litter. However, the tree has weak wood and seedlings can become a nuisance in irrigated flowerbeds. The tree is fast growing and highly tolerant of rocky, poorly drained, or compacted soils. Fall color is a bright gold.
Cedar Elm is deer resistant.