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Chinese Hackberry Celtis sinensis

Phonetic Spelling
SEL-tis sy-NEN-sis
Description

Chinese Hackberry is a rapidly growing deciduous tree in the hemp family.  While it tolerates partial shade it prefers to be grown in full sun in moist, well-drained soil that is high in organic material.  It will self-seed easily or you can propagate it through stem cuttings.  This tough plant tolerates drought, wind, urban conditions, dry, wet, and poor soils.  

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Green Cascade'
    Weeping but needs a support structure
Tags:
#deciduous#drought tolerant#air pollution tolerant#self-seeding#deciduous tree#urban conditions tolerant#wet soils tolerant#dry soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Green Cascade'
    Weeping but needs a support structure
Tags:
#deciduous#drought tolerant#air pollution tolerant#self-seeding#deciduous tree#urban conditions tolerant#wet soils tolerant#dry soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Celtis
    Species:
    sinensis
    Family:
    Cannabaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Occasionally Wet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No