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African white stinkwood

Celtis africana

White stinkwod

This is an excellent landscaping tree, gives full shade in summer and can grow under a wide range of conditions. It is a medium to large sized deciduous tree and the small yellow fruits are enjoyed by birds. Tree can be easily confused with Celtis sinensis (Chinese white stinkwood). Uses: Landscaping, timber and to attract birds.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Harvest seeds in summer.

Propagation

Seed
Sowing time in Autumn; Germination time about 15-30days.

Special features

Attracts birds
Birds like, rameron pigeons, willow warblers, black-eyed bulbuls, mousebirds and crested barbets feed on the berries.
Attracts useful insects
Celtis africana leaves are food for the larvae of the long-nosed butterfly.

Geography

Origin
Africa, south of the Sahara
Natural climate
Temperate

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
Landscaping, timber and to attract birds.

Personality

Family
Cannabaceae
Flower colour
Greenish
Scent
None

Problems

Generally problem free

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