Celtis australis

European Hackberry

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Trees

Evergreen-Deciduous: Deciduous

Overall Mature Size: Large

Also Grown As: Standard Tree

Mature Height & Spread: 40-60' x 30-35'

Natural Growth Habit: Upright

Native To: Europe

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Insignificant

Bloom Time:

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Deer Resistant / Desert Conditions / Drought Resistant / Fall Color

Container Sizes: #15, 24" Box

Sunset Garden Zones: 8-16, 18-20

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

A Bit More

Celtis australis is a good tree for urban areas, as they can tolerate less than stellar air quality and a wide variety of soil types. A good medium to large selection, Celtis provides shade in the warm months, and lets the warming sunlight through during the cool seasons. Leaves have a serrated-type edge, and are a pleasing shade of bright green, and the bark is smooth in texture, and soft grey. This tree does produce small, dark purple berries, edible by birds and people, though the tastiness seems to be a greatly personal preference. The seeds in the fruit are rather hard, and marble-like, so planting above concrete or asphalt should be considered carefully.

A Bit More

Celtis australis is a good tree for urban areas, as they can tolerate less than stellar air quality and a wide variety of soil types. A good medium to large selection, Celtis provides shade in the warm months, and lets the warming sunlight through during the cool seasons. Leaves have a serrated-type edge, and are a pleasing shade of bright green, and the bark is smooth in texture, and soft grey. This tree does produce small, dark purple berries, edible by birds and people, though the tastiness seems to be a greatly personal preference. The seeds in the fruit are rather hard, and marble-like, so planting above concrete or asphalt should be considered carefully.