Trees by Genus

Genus 'Celtis'

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Celtis australis
Celtis laevigata
Celtis occidentalis

Celtis australis (Southern Nettle-tree)

Celtis australis

Native: South Europe and south-west Asia

Location: Planted for shade at roadsides in south Europe and occasionally for ornament elsewhere, though may be damaged by frost.

Foliage

Leaves are rough to the touch above, downy beneath.

Uses

The bark yields a yellow dye.

Flowers

Celtis australis

Flowers open in May, male and female on the same tree, females developing into the fruit.

Fruits

Celtis australis

Fruits are about 1.2cm across and ripen to reddish brown in September. These are edible but rather tiny.