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Disclaimer: The information provided here was gathered from research literature published by the University of Arizona, other professional Landscape and  Horticultural organizations and our experience at Arid Zone Trees. Always consult local landscape experts for recommendation for your specific area.


Foliage: Evergreen

Mature Height: 10 -16

Mature Width: 8 - 10

Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast

Hardiness: 15 degrees F

Exposure: Full Sun

Leaf Color: Green

Shade: Filtered

Flower Color:  Greenish-Yellow

Flower Shape: Cymes

Flower Season: Spring

Thorns: Yes

Propagation Method: Seed

Sizes Available: 24



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Celtis pallida is an attractive evergreen with a dense growth habit making a great cover for birds and other wildlife. Branching pattern has a zig-zag pattern with single or paired thorns. The flower is an inconspicuous greenish-yellow color. A bright orange colored edible sweet and tart fruit about the size of a pepper enjoyed by birds.

Its natural habitat is around desert  washes from sea level to 4000 feet in Arizona, South Texas, bordering Mexico states, Baja California, Central America and parts of South America.