SelecTree: Tree Detail
Celtis laevigata var. reticulata
Photo Locations: UC Davis - Davis, CA, Tucson, AZ, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens - Claremont, CA, Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Tilden Regional Park - Berkeley, CA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA
Deciduous tree with small red berries. Found in riparian areas of the Southwest. Attracts birds.
Native to California.
Previously listed in the Ulmaceae family.
Additional Common Names
NETLEAF HACKBERRY, WESTERN HACKBERRY
Spreading or Weeping with a Low Canopy.
Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 25 - 35 feet.
Width: 25 - 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Ovate, Medium Green, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring.
Brown, Orange or Red Drupe, Very Small (Under 0.25 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall Edible.
Bark Mottled, Light Gray or Red Brown, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 3 and 10 - 13.
USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 9.
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
Susceptible to Aphids and Insect Galls.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Celtis laevigata var. reticulata Tree Record." 1995-2019. Feb 23, 2019.
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