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Celtis Australis | European hackberry - 550cm, 285lt

Celtis Australis | European hackberry - 550cm, 285lt

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Celtis australis, also known as the European hackberry, is a deciduous tree native to southern Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa. It belongs to the family of Cannabaceae and can grow up to 25 meters in height. The tree has a grey-brown bark, and its leaves are alternate, simple, and serrated. The leaves are dark green in color, and in the fall, they turn yellow. The Celtis australis produces small flowers that are greenish-white and have a diameter of about 5 mm. The flowers bloom in spring, and the tree produces small, greenish-brown, berry-like fruits in the summer. The fruits are edible and have a sweet taste when ripe. They are also a favorite food source for many bird species. Celtis australis is a hardy tree that can tolerate drought, wind, and frost. It grows well in a range of soil types, including sandy, loamy, and clay soils, and it prefers full sunlight or partial shade. The tree is often used in landscaping because of its attractive, rounded canopy and its ability to grow in urban environments. The wood of Celtis australis is strong and durable, and it is used in the production of furniture, tool handles, and sporting goods. The bark of the tree has medicinal properties and is used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments, including diarrhea, fever, and coughs.
  • Common Name

    European hackberry

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    southern Europe

  • Flower

    Greenish-white, small, 5mm diameter flowers bloom in spring.

  • Foliage

    Dark green, simple, serrated leaves turn yellow in fall.

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

12 metres +

Mature Width

8 metres +

Shape / habit

rounded canopy with a straight trunk

Preferred Location


East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Soil Type

loam, sand, chalk, acid, alkaline, neutral

Soil moisture


Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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