Chinese Hackberry

Chinese Hackberry Plant Information


Chinese Hackberry grows in the following 2 states:

District Of Columbia, California

Celtis sinensis (English: Chinese hackberry; Chinese: ) is a species of flowering plant in the hemp family, Cannabaceae, that is native to slopes in East Asia.

It is a tree that grows to 20 m tall, with deciduous leaves and gray bark. The fruit is a globose drupe, 5-7(-8) mm in diameter. Flowering occurs in March-April, and fruiting in September-October.
Synonyms include: Celtis bodinieri H. Lveill; C. bungeana var. pubipedicella G. H. Wang; C. cercidifolia C. K. Schneider; C. hunanensis Handel-Mazzetti; C. japonica Planch.;C. labilis C. K. Schneider; C. nervosa Hemsley; C. tetrandra Roxburgh subsp. sinensis (Persoon) Y. C. Tang.
Native to slopes at altitudes of 100-1500m in Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guizhou, Henan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, Zhejiang, Sichuan, and Taiwan provinces of China, as well as Korea(-),Japan. Leaves and bark are used in Korean medicine to treat menstruation and lung abscess. It is a naturalized non-invasive species in North America. It is a declared noxious weed in many parts of eastern Australia.
As an ornamental plant, it is used in classical East Asian garden design.

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