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Celtis spp
Distinguishing Features: Small black fruit with a large seed, zigzag stem pattern
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Form at maturity: Typically grows 60-80 feet tall with a rounded spreading crown
  • Leaf: Alternate leaf arrangement, simple leaves, narrow, ovate leaf shape yellowish green leaf color 2 to 4 inches long
  • Flower: mostly monoecious, greenish flowers with male flowers in clusters and female flowers solitary.
  • Bark: Light gray bark, smooth with corky ridges, slender brown stems with a zigzag stem pattern
  • Fruit or Seed: Black drupe fruit, 0.25 inch in diameter
  • Other:
Celtis laevigata form
Celtis laevigata leaf
Celtis laevigata fruit