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Celtis tenuifolia - Nutt.
                 
Common Name Small Hackberry, Dwarf hackberry
Family Ulmaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry rocky or gravelly soils in foothills and bluffs[229]. On slopes and along streams in open woods from sea level to 500 metres[270].
Range Southeaster N. America.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Celtis tenuifolia Small Hackberry, Dwarf hackberry


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Physical Characteristics
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Celtis tenuifolia is a deciduous Tree growing to 4.5 m (14ft 9in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower in April, and the seeds ripen in October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

Synonyms
C. occidentalis pumila. (Muhlenb.)Pursh. C. pumila. Pursh.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw. Sweet but thin fleshed[227]. The thin flesh has a sweet, mealy pleasant taste[K]. The fruit is small, up to 10mm in diameter, with a single large seed[82, K]. The trees often produce large crops of fruit in Britain, but there is so little that is edible on each fruit that it is scarcely worthwhile[K].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Wood - very tough, pliable, durable. Of no commercial value[229]. The flexible thin shoots are used as walking sticks, the wood is also an excellent fuel.
Cultivation details
Succeeds in any reasonably good soil, preferring a good fertile well-drained loamy soil[1, 11, 200]. Succeeds on dry gravels and on sandy soils[200]. Established plants are very drought resistant[200]. Trees prefer hotter summers and more sunlight than are normally experienced in Britain, they often do not fully ripen their wood when growing in this country and they are then very subject to die-back in winter[1, 11, 200]. This species is very closely related to C. occidentalis, and it is considered to be no more than a sub-species by many authorities[200]. Trees can be very long-lived, perhaps surviving for 1000 years in the wild[200]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame[200]. Stored seed is best given 2 - 3 months cold stratification and then sown February/March in a greenhouse[78, 200]. Germination rates are usually good, though the stored seed might take 12 months or more to germinate. The seed can be stored for up to 5 years[113]. As soon as they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots. The leaves of seedlings often have a lot of white patches without chlorophyll, this is normal and older plants produce normal green leaves. Grow the seedlings on in a cold frame for their first winter, and plant them out in the following late spring or early summer[K]. Give them some protection from the cold for their first winter outdoors. Cuttings

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Celtis australisNettle Tree, European hackberry32
Celtis boninensis 20
Celtis bungeanaBunge's hackberry20
Celtis caucasicaCaucasian hackberry20
Celtis glycycarpa 20
Celtis jessoensis 20
Celtis koraiensis 20
Celtis laevigataSugarberry, Netleaf hackberry, Texan sugarberry, Sugar Hackberry21
Celtis laveillei 20
Celtis lindheimeriPalo Blanco, Lindheimer's hackberry20
Celtis occidentalisHackberry, Common hackberry31
Celtis pallidaDesert Hackberry20
Celtis reticulataPaloblanco, Netleaf hackberry21
Celtis sinensisChinese hackberry21
Celtis tetrandra 21
Celtis tournefortiiOriental hackberry20
Pteroceltis tatarinowii 00
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