Overview:Categories: Deciduous, Fall Color, Fruit, Proven Performer, Wildlife Value, Windbreak
Tall, deciduous tree, up to 50 ft in height, with rounded, spreading crown. Grows well on most soils, but is drought resistant when established. Attractive yellow fall foliage in fall; best at plains elevations; to 7,000′ elev.
Can be used in central rows of multi-row windbreaks. Can be used in single row windbreaks, however loss of lower branches with age will reduce effectiveness.
Fruits are popular with many winter birds and twigs/foliage provide browse for white-tail and mule deer.
Proven performer for Double El district area.
Features:Scientfic Name: Celtis Occidentalis
Growth Habit: Moderate
Growth Rate: Moderate
Max. Height (ft): 60
Max Width/Spread (ft): 60
Life Span: Long
Cold Hardiness: Very Good
Drought Resistance: Very Good
Elevation Range: 7000
Wildlife Value: High
Wildlife Notes: Songbirds and small mammals
Seasonal Color: lemon-yellow fall foliage
Possible Insect Issues: leaf gall psyllids, spiny elm caterpillar, nipple gall always present
Possible Disease Issues: hackberry witches broom
Miscellany: Wood of Commercial Value
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