Japanese Hackberry
Celtis jessoensis

Family: Ulmaceae (ulm-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Celtis (SEL-tis) (Info)
Species: jessoensis (yez-oh-EN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Height:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 25, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

A slow grower, but eventually this species makes a beautiful large shade tree.

There are several majestic specimens at the Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA (Z6a) where they have grown 60-70' tall. With their thick muscular trunks and smooth gray bark, in winter they could almost be mistaken for beeches.

Unusual among hackberries, they appear to be immune to the nipple gall and witches' broom that afflict other Celtis species growing right next to them.

Dirr gives hardiness range as Z5-7.