Hackberry Bonsai Material
Celtis australis, commonly known as European nettle tree, Mediterranean hackberry, lote tree, or honeyberry. A great species for training as bonsai and fairly rare in the UK. The tree has a beautiful fine dense ramification when mature. Foliage is a nice pale grey green with leaves that resemble stinging nettles. Celtis have nice pale grey bark that develops texture with age. This variety is unusual in bonsai, the Chinese variety Celtis sinensis is much more common, this type is considerbly more robust than it's Chinese cousin.
Celtis is a fully hardy species that can be kept outside all year round in most areas. However we recommend a little winter protection in colder areas and during periods of extreme cold. A little shelter in a cold greenhouse or under a bench will ensure the tree emerges in spring unscathed. In summer keep in full sun and water very well. Celtis like a lot of water in summer but can be kept fairly dry over winter. When growing feed very well using Green Dream Bonsai Fertiliser. Re-pot every two or three years using our No2 Bonsai Soil Mix.
Collected in Spain. A superb hackberry with a big trunk and good nebari. Some carving work will be required. This variety is almost entirely developed by pruning. With time and a little care a dense crown of branches and ramification can be developed with little more than a pair of scissors.
24" tall above it's bonsai pot. 22" wide overall. 5" diameter nebari.
Planted in a plastic bonsai pot.
The subject pictured is the EXACT plant we will send you. Appearance may vary depending upon the season.
In stock and available for delivery within two or three working days.
Price including secure packaging and U.K delivery* £240.00
*Price includes delivery to any U.K mainland address (except Highlands and Islands).
Not available for shipping outside the European Union (ie: the USA). Importing plants without correct permissions can land you with a VERY big fine or prison time.
We do not provide cultural information for this tree other than the above (relevant to the UK climate only). Please ensure you have the skills and facilities to care for this plant in your location before you decide to purchase.
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