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habit with new growth in spring (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit in summer (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
smooth bark on main trunk (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
leaves and immature fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
Celtis australis L.
European hackberry, European nettle, European nettletree, hackberry, honey-berry, honey berry, lote tree, lotetree, Mediterranean hackberry, nettle tree, nettletree, southern hackberry, southern nettle tree, southern nettle-tree
Native to the Mediterranean region (i.e. Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Portugal, Spain, France, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Romania, Yugoslavia and Turkey).
Naturalised in the sub-coastal districts of eastern New South Wales and in the ACT.
Also naturalised in south-western USA (i.e. California).
Nettle tree (Celtis australis) is regarded as an environmental weed in New South Wales and the ACT. This species is primarily a weed of the Southern Tablelands region in New South Wales and has also recently been declared noxious in the ACT. It usually spreads from plantings as a street tree, invading dry forests, open woodlands, riparian areas and urban bushland.
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