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CELTIS australis

Commonly known as Honeyberry, Lote tree, Southern nettle tree

Young twigs olive green, leaves downy underneath
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - lance-shaped, rough, coarsely toothed leaves to 15cm (6in) long.
  • Height - 20m (65ft)
  • Spread - 20m (65ft)
  • Tree - spreading habit. Bears red fruit to 1cm (½in) across ripening to blackish brown.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - performs better after a hot summer. Edible fruit, tasting of dates. Relished by birds.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - Mediterranean, southwestern Asia.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - tolerates drier soil in colder climates. Deep fertile well drained soil in warmer climates.
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
20m (65ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  20m (65ft)

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