European Hackberry Celtis australis

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Celtis australis

Family:

Ulmaceae

Genus:

Celtis

Species:

australis

Common Name:

European Hackberry

Seeds Per Pound:
2,988
Quantity:
2.21 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
13
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
60-80 feet
Collection Locale:
Italy
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
7
In Stock: 2.21 lb
Prices
  • Celtis australis

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
5.95
1 oz
15.95
1 lb
79.50
1 kg
158.00
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* The European nettle tree also known as European Hackberry or Lote tree ( Celtis australis ), is a deciduous tree that can grow 20 or 25 meters in height.
* The fruit is a small, dark-purple berry-like drupe, 1 cm wide, hanging in short clusters, and are extremely popular with birds and other wildlife.
* Celtis australis is supposed to have been the Lotus of the ancients, whose fruit Herodotus, Dioscorides, and Theophrastus describe as sweet, pleasant, and wholesome.
* The flexible thin shoots are used as walking sticks.
* An excellent fuel.
* A yellow dye is obtained from the bark more...
* It is often planted as an ornamental as it is resistant to air pollution and long-living.
* A large specimen planted in 1550 stands before the church in the village perché of Fox-Amphoux in the Provence region of southern France. The tree was 18 m in height with a d.b.h. of 5 m in 2013. more...