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Celtis occidentalis 'Prairie Pride'

General Notes

Branches don't droop and resist breakage.

Family: Cannabaceae
Previously listed in the Ulmaceae family.

Tree Characteristics

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 40 - 55 feet.

Width: 40 - 50 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.

Leaves Elliptic, Green, Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Green. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Orange Red to Purple Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall Wildlife use it.

Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Blocky, Rough or Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 2 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet but Well Drained Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Insect Galls and scales, Mistletoe, Powdery Mildew and Leaf Spot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as High.

Attracts Birds and Mammals.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Buffer Strip, Shade Tree or Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Celtis occidentalis 'Prairie Pride' Tree Record." 1995-2019. Jun 26, 2019.
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