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Entry: Ulmus crassifolia – Cedar Elm – USA

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Artist: 020
Country: USA
Common Name: Cedar Elm
Latin Name: Ulmus crassifolia
Height (Before/After): 20.3 cm (8")
Pot Source: Nursery Pot

Posted March 22, 2013 by


The newspaper is the San Antonio Express News March 15, 2013

Photo 1: Cedar Elm (Ulmus crassifolia) a native of Texas and tough as nails. All the other species of elm
sprout out before the Cedar elm which is often the case of many Texas natives. I found this at a old
family nursery, where they just leave the less than ideal selling merchandise in the back 40. The top had
been brutally chopped off. I waited a couple of weeks to see if it would sprout in enough places to make
it a possibility for entering in the contest. It has and is vigorous. I cut away part of the nursery can so it
could be seen. It might make a nice squat tree, we will see.

Photo 2: Haven’t decided just where the front will be. The photos were taken on the 15 th and I had not
decided yet if I would enter it. It is even more vigorous so I decided to go ahead and enter.

Photo 3: Sorry about the tilted photo another possible front.

Photo 4: This certainly will not be the front, reverse taper.

Photo 5: Same view as photo one but a clearer view of the top.

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