Netleaf Hackberry (Celtis laevigata var. reticulata)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Celtis laevigata var. reticulata Accepted
Celtis reticulata Synonym
Celtis brevipes Synonym
Celtis douglasii Synonym
Celtis patula Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Plant Height: 20-30 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Other: yellow fall color
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: orange-red to yellow, thin-walled drupe; fruits persist on the tree into the winter; good quail forage
Fruiting Time: Late fall or early winter
Other: fruits ripen in late fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Other: greenish flowers emerge with the leaves in April
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Erosion control
Shade Tree
Will Naturalize
Suitable for forage
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Flood Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: either fall sow or 120-day wet prechill at 41degF
Scarify seeds: fermenting the fruit for 3-days at room temperature prior to depulping improves germination
Other info: germination is usually quite low; approximately 4900 cleaned seeds/pound
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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