Deciduous tree with smooth bark; Appreciated for the coppery-orange color of its leaves when budding, turning yellow-gold in autumn.
In Mediterranean climate areas, outside in full sun throughout the year. In colder areas, to be protected from frost.
Abundant in summer and moderate in winter.
In spring and autumn.
Every 2 years, depending on the ripeness of the plant, when spring or autumn begins. Trim between one third and half of the roots, remove damaged and dead.
100% Akadama, or mixed with a 20% of volcanic gravel.
Pruning and nipping
At the beginning of spring sprouting.
With the fingers, remove the tip of the emerging bud, leaving 2 leaves. If we had let the shoot grown up to 6 to 8 leaves, cut down to 2 leaves.
We can apply the same cares to the native species of the Mediterranean area «Celtis australis», which produce an edible fruit of the size of a pea.
It was used in the past for the manufacture of tool handles and pitchforks. In the Botanical Garden of Madrid, we can find several notable centenary specimens, one of them called El Abuelo (The Grandpa) is almost 40 m high.