Also known as European hackberry, European nettle tree, lote tree, and honeyberry. Perennial in USDA zones 5-9.
|Habit/Size||65 feet tall, 30 feet wide|
|Germination||Sow in fall, or cold stratify for 60-90 days. Sow 3/8 in. deep.|
|Requirements||Tolerant of most well-drained soil types and pH levels and can grow in saline soil. Full sun.|
|Zones||USDA zones 5-9|
|Life Cycle||deciduous tree|
|Harvest||Ripe fruit has a nice flavor, but contains little flesh around a large seed. Cooking oil can be made from the seeds.|
|Uses||edible (fruit, oil, seeds)*, medicinal (astringent, lentitive, and stomachic)*, utility (biofuel, dye, oil, fiber, wood)|
|Notes||Drought resistant once established.|
|Breed Status||Open Pollinated|
|Characteristics||Celtis australis is pollinated by bees and is hermaphrodite (has both male an female parts).|
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