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Celtis sinensis – Chinese hackberry – Chinese nettle tree

An exotic species of the Celtis genus commonly cultivated in South Africa, the handsome Celtis sinensis originates from Eastern Asia and has become naturalised in urban open spaces. This species is found in a wide variety of habitats from riverine forests, to drier inland areas as well as open woodlands. Often confused with White stinkwood, [...]

By |2018-12-06T11:56:56+02:00December 6th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Celtis sinensis – Chinese hackberry – Chinese nettle tree

Celtis sinensis – Chinese Nettle-tree

Often confused with the indigenous Celtis africana, the Chinese Nettle-tree originates from eastern Asia.  Although it has been declared as a Category 3 invasive species in various regions of South Africa, it is still available for sale in Gauteng. Very similar to the White Stinkwood, the tree is deciduous and can reach a height of [...]

By |2015-12-17T10:27:32+02:00December 17th, 2015|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Celtis sinensis – Chinese Nettle-tree