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Celtis reticulata (Western hackleberry)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
8m
Max height
8m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Celtis reticulata

Other names

Western hackleberry, Sugarberry, Netleaf sugar hackberry, Palo blanco, Douglas hackberry, Netleaf hackberry, Western hackberry, Acibuche

Genus

Celtis Celtis

Species

C. reticulata - C. reticulata is a spreading, deciduous shrub or small tree with oblong to ovate, veined, dark green leaves, yellow-green beneath, and inconspicuous flowers in spring followed by edible, sweet, orange-red fruit ripening dark purple.


Celtis reticulata is: Deciduous

Habit

Spreading

Flower

Insignificant or absent in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green, Yellow-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Celtis reticulata (Western hackleberry) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Wind-breaker, Mediterranean, Drought Tolerant, Coastal, City

Cultivation

In warm climates, grow in fertile, deep, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. In cooler climates, grow in dry soil in a sheltered, sunny position. Tolerates heat, cold, wind, alkaline soils, and drought.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Celtis reticulata

Other names

Western hackleberry, Sugarberry, Netleaf sugar hackberry, Palo blanco, Douglas hackberry, Netleaf hackberry, Western hackberry, Acibuche

Genus

Celtis Celtis

Species

C. reticulata - C. reticulata is a spreading, deciduous shrub or small tree with oblong to ovate, veined, dark green leaves, yellow-green beneath, and inconspicuous flowers in spring followed by edible, sweet, orange-red fruit ripening dark purple.

Native to

Southwestern United States

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green, Yellow-green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Celtis reticulata (Western hackleberry) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Wind-breaker, Mediterranean, Drought Tolerant, Coastal, City

Cultivation

In warm climates, grow in fertile, deep, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. In cooler climates, grow in dry soil in a sheltered, sunny position. Tolerates heat, cold, wind, alkaline soils, and drought.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Celtis reticulata (Western hackleberry)

Common pest name

Namangan longhorn beetle

Scientific pest name

Xylotrechus namanganensis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous pest originating in Asia; some uncertainty regarding risk to UK; further work needed to assess climatic suitability.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Celtis reticulata (Western hackleberry)

Common pest name

Japanese fruit scale; Mulberry scale; White peach scale

Scientific pest name

Pseudaulacaspis pentagona

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Scale insect which in favourable conditions may kill trees. There have been a number of findings in the UK but some uncertainty about whether the pest is established. Stakeholder organisations may wish to monitory for its presence.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Celtis reticulata (Western hackleberry)

Common pest name

Stubby-root nematode

Scientific pest name

Trichodorus cedarus

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous nematode pest from Asia; occasionally intercepted by the UK. Causes direct feeding damage on plant roots and has the potential to vector viruses.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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