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

CELTIS australis

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Performs better after a hot summer. Edible fruit, tasting of dates. Relished by birds.
    Pests & Diseases
    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
  • 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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