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Celtis sinensis 'Green Cascade' has some common insect problems:
Lace Bugs
Bugs Found on Flowers and Foliage

Chinese Hackberry Celtis sinensis 'Green Cascade'

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Phonetic Spelling
SEL-tis sy-NEN-sis
Description

The 'Green Cascade' cultivar, or Weeping Japanese Hackberry, is a rapidly growing, flowering, deciduous tree in the hemp family and a cultivar of C. sinesis, Chinese Hackberry. At maturity and with the proper support to overcome its propensity to spread along the ground, it can reach 20 feet high and wide.  It can be trained and supported by use of trellises, arbors, pergolas or gates.  Having no tendrils and its inability to twine, support by means of draping or tying must be provided.  If no support is attempted, it will grow along the ground.

These trees thrive in hot summers and sunlight; lack of sun can cause the wood to not fully ripen making them subject to die-back in winter. Under optimum conditions, Japanese Weeping Hackberry are very long-lived. The tree suckers, but it primarily naturalizes by seed dispersal. It can be invasive in some environments and has been declared a noxious weed in parts of South Africa and Australia. It is not considered invasive in the United States.

While it tolerates partial shade and poor soil, it prefers to be grown in full sun in moist, well-drained soil that is high in organic material.  This tough plant tolerates drought, wind, urban conditions, dry, wet, and poor soils. 

'Green Cascade' can be trained to cascade over gates, trellises and other such structures.  Its natural form will grow in a weeping fashion, and if not supported, it will spread to the ground in a mounded form.  Not having tendrils, it must be attached to or draped over its support in order to take advantage of its natural beauty.  

To duplicate its weeping habit, 'Green Cascade' must be asexually propagated.  

Although not considered to be invasive in the United States, in other parts of the world, particularly South Africa and Australia's eastern coast, it is considered a noxious weed.  

Birds are attracted to the fruits and disperse the seeds.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  

Witches broom, Hackberry nipple gall, powdery mildew, leaf spot and root rot are occasional problems.  Lace bugs and scale are also issues for this plant.

 

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Tags:
#weeping#deciduous#drought tolerant#wildlife plant#moths#weedy#fall interest#flowering tree#air pollution tolerant#wind tolerant#nighttime garden#long lifespan#colonies#naturalizes#self-seeding#pollinator plant#naturalized area#poor soils tolerant#larval host plant#urban conditions tolerant#dry soils tolerant#butterfly friendly#partial shade tolerant#colonizing#colony#tree#birds#showy fruit
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Celtis
    Species:
    sinensis
    Family:
    Cannabaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Beautiful specimen for a trellis, arbor, gate, pergola and other structures where support for the plant can be provided.
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds are attracted to the fruits.
    Play Value:
    Screening
    Textural
    Wildlife Food Source
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Broad
    Rounded
    Spreading
    Weeping
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    12-24 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8b, 8a, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11b, 11a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    The greenish1/3 of an inch fruits turn orange, then mature in the fall to reddish-brown.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Insignificant
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Inconspicuous monoecious greenish flowers bloom from the leaf axils and stem bases from March to May.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Pointed, round-toothed green leaves (2 to 5 inches long) are dark and glossy above but paler and somewhat hairy beneath with rounded to obliquely truncate bases. Leaves turn yellow in fall. Like other hackberries, the leaves have three prominent veins. The bases are a little less uneven than native species.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Dark Gray
    Surface/Attachment:
    Smooth
    Bark Description:
    Smooth gray to gray-brown bark when mature.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Rock Wall
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Nighttime Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Moths
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Poor Soil
    Urban Conditions
    Wind
    Problems:
    Weedy