SelecTree: Tree Detail
Utility friendly tree.
Shrub or small tree with small orange berries.
Native to Tucson.
Previously listed in the Ulmaceae family.
Celtis tala var. pallida
Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Evergreen to Partly Deciduous foliage.
Height: 10 feet.
Width: 10 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Ovate, Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen to Partly Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Green or Yellow. Flowers in Spring.
Orange Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall Edible.
Bark Mottled, Light Gray, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 10 - 13.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Neutral to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Texas Root Rot. Susceptible to Aphids.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Attracts Birds and Bees.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Celtis ehrenbergiana Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
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