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Care of the plant Celtis occidentalis or Common hackberry.

Care of the tree Celtis occidentalis or Common hackberry

The genus Celtis, family Cannabaceae, includes about 70 species of trees native to temperate regions on almost all continents. Some species are: Celtis occidentalis, Celtis australis, Celtis mississipensis, Celtis davidiana, Celtis tournefortii.

Common names: Common hackberry, American hackberry, Nettletree, Sugarberry, Beaverwood, Northern hackberry. This species is native to North America.

They are deciduous trees with a rounded or pyramidal crown that reach 15 meters (49.2 feet) in height. The trunk has a corky bark with large warts. The leaves are asymmetrical and have a serrated or smooth margin; They are bright green in color and turn yellow in autumn. The flowers have no decorative interest. The fruits are dark berries.

They are used as isolated specimens and in public parks and streets.

Celtis occidentalis needs full sun exposure. It has good resistance to frost.

They prefer moist soil containing abundant organic matter but will also grow in poor, dry soil. Transplanting is done in early spring.

Water regularly waiting for the substrate to be almost dry. They resist drought when established.

Fertilize with compost or manure at the end of winter.

Prune dry branches in late winter.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated from seeds sown in spring in nurseries. 

Images of the tree Celtis occidentalis or Common hackberry

Celtis occidentalis
Celtis occidentalis
Celtis occidentalis