|Valued for their moderate shade and beauty, these wide-spreading trees have airy, light green foliage. Leaves turn yellow in fall. Several species have orange-red to blue-black cherrylike fruits that birds love. Also grown as shrubs. Their deep roots make them better lawn trees than their near relative, the Elm. Plant one near a cement walkway; its roots will not lift or crack the pavement. Plant from containers or choose small bare-root trees with large root systems. Most need a winter chill. Tolerates cold, heat, dryness, wind and alkaline soils.
Often used as a street or shade tree in the Midwest and Plains regions, its small red to purple fruits are sweet and edible. Does not require winter chill. Resists oak root fungus.
Attributes - Celtis occidentalis
Plant Type: Tree
Height: 40 ft. to 120 ft.
Width: 70 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetles.