Celtis australis

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Description

Originating from Southern Europe, Celtis australis, also known as the European Nettle Tree, stands out with its smooth gray bark and glossy foliage. Perfect for urban gardens, this deciduous tree is both drought-resistant and able to tolerate pollution.

Common Name: European Nettle Tree, Mediterranean Hackberry
Mature Height: 20-25m
Mature Width: 10-15m
Spacing: 8-10m
Foliage: Glossy, dark green leaves that turn yellow in autumn.
Fruit: Small, round, black when ripe, attractive to birds.
Bark: Smooth, gray, with an occasional mottled appearance.
Form/Habit: Rounded canopy with a straight trunk.
Uses: Shade tree, avenue tree, ornamental.
Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
Tolerates: Drought, pollution, varying soil types.
Drought Hardy: Yes.
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Maintenance: Low
Water Requirement: Moderate; less frequent once established.

Planting your Celtis australis

How to Plant:

  1. Choose a spot with well-draining soil in full sun or partial shade.
  2. Dig a hole twice the width and equal depth of the root ball.
  3. Position the tree upright in the hole.
  4. Refill with soil and compress to remove air pockets.
  5. Water thoroughly.

Caring For Your Celtis australis

Caring for Celtis australis:

  • Water regularly during initial growth; less often when mature.
  • Prune in winter to shape or remove dead/diseased branches.
  • Fertilize with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring.

Frequently Asked Questions about Celtis australis

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can Celtis australis tolerate urban conditions? Absolutely, it's well-suited for urban landscapes due to its pollution tolerance.
  • Is it wildlife-friendly? Yes, birds are particularly attracted to its fruit.

Description

Originating from Southern Europe, Celtis australis, also known as the European Nettle Tree, stands out with its smooth gray bark and glossy foliage. Perfect for urban gardens, this deciduous tree is both drought-resistant and able to tolerate pollution.

Common Name: European Nettle Tree, Mediterranean Hackberry
Mature Height: 20-25m
Mature Width: 10-15m
Spacing: 8-10m
Foliage: Glossy, dark green leaves that turn yellow in autumn.
Fruit: Small, round, black when ripe, attractive to birds.
Bark: Smooth, gray, with an occasional mottled appearance.
Form/Habit: Rounded canopy with a straight trunk.
Uses: Shade tree, avenue tree, ornamental.
Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
Tolerates: Drought, pollution, varying soil types.
Drought Hardy: Yes.
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Maintenance: Low
Water Requirement: Moderate; less frequent once established.

Planting your Celtis australis

How to Plant:

  1. Choose a spot with well-draining soil in full sun or partial shade.
  2. Dig a hole twice the width and equal depth of the root ball.
  3. Position the tree upright in the hole.
  4. Refill with soil and compress to remove air pockets.
  5. Water thoroughly.

Caring For Your Celtis australis

Caring for Celtis australis:

  • Water regularly during initial growth; less often when mature.
  • Prune in winter to shape or remove dead/diseased branches.
  • Fertilize with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring.

Frequently Asked Questions about Celtis australis

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can Celtis australis tolerate urban conditions? Absolutely, it's well-suited for urban landscapes due to its pollution tolerance.
  • Is it wildlife-friendly? Yes, birds are particularly attracted to its fruit.

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