Oriental Hackberry Celtis tournefortii
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Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
cold stratify for 90 days.
Sow seed 1/4 inch deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* Celtis tournefortii, commonly known as the 'oriental hackberry' is a deciduous tree in the Celtis genus.
The species is endemic to eastern Europe: Ukraine, Croatia, Greece (including Crete, Sicily, Macedonia, Montenegro; Western Asia: Cyprus, northwestern Iran, northern Iraq, Turkey; and the Caucasus region: Azerbaijan.
It can grow up to 6 meters in height and grows in plains and dry forests. more...
* Forestfarm states on their website: "Polished green leaves and red & yellow fruits" (Hillier) distinguish this small (10-20') tree/shrub; "good street or park trees, often with picturesque crowns & attractive fall foliage" (Krussmann). more...
* Succeeds in any reasonably good soil, preferring a good fertile well-drained loamy soil. Succeeds on dry gravels and on sandy soils. Established plants are very drought resistant. more...
* 3" leaves, blue green or gray green; reddish-yellow fruit; native to western Asia, southeast Europe.