Common name: Mediterranean hackberry, European nettle tree
Origin: Southern Europe
Height at maturity: 20 meters
Plant type: ornamental tree
Flower color: yellow green
Soil type: ordinary
Watering: normal to moist, tolerates drought
Use: in the garden, isolated, bonsai
Diseases and pests: disease resistant
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
The hackberry is a deciduous ornamental tree appreciated in the landscape of Mediterranean regions and familiar in tropical and temperate regions. Slender and regular, the trunk, which easily reaches 1 meter in diameter, shows significant buttresses at the base.
Its leaves are rough and resemble those of the nettle, the most common English name for the tree is also nettle tree “nettle tree”. The fruits are fleshy and edible, they are called micocoules and are used to flavor certain alcohols.
Very resistant tree, it easily supports the pollution of large cities, it is frequently used as an alignment tree along avenues.
A substantial watering on a draining soil will give a very rapid growth to your young plant.