A large, oval-rounded medium growing tree with heights of up to 70 feet high and 60 feet wide. The bark is scaly and the drooping branches have corky ridges. Dark-green leaves are small and rough-textured. Leaves are much smaller than those of the American Elm. Fall foliage is yellow except in the southern part of the range where it is evergreen. The tree has a rounded crown of drooping branches and the smallest leaves of any native elm.
Where the Tree Grows
The cedar elm can grow in the following conditions: