Celtis australis

European Hackberry
European Hackberry
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Plant Type

Tree

Evergreen-Deciduous

Deciduous

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

40′ x 30-35′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Inconspicuous

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Desert Conditions, Drought Resistant, Fall Color

Container Sizes

#5, #15, 24″ Box

Natural Growth Habit

Upright

Sunset Garden Zones

8-16, 18-20

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

7

Celtis australis (European Hackberry) also goes by the names European Nettle and Lote. The fruit of the European Hackberry is a small berry like drupe” that hangs on the end of a short stem connected to the base of the leaf stem. The size of the fruit is about one half inch in diameter. The leaf of the Celtis australis is simple in shape with serrate margins and measures about 2-3 inches long. The top side is a darker green than the bottom side which is also “”fuzzier””. Uright growth to 40′. Plant in Full sun.

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