Mediterranean Hackberry

Scientific NameCeltis Australis
Common NameEuropean Nettle Tree, Mediterranean Hackberry, Lote Tree, Honeyberry, Lodogno Tree, Boboler Tree
Hebrew Nameמיש דרומי

The Mediterranean Hackberry tree, known by host of other names depending on the region, is a deciduous tree native to southern Europe and Asia Minor. Trees grow anywhere from 10 to 25 meters in height and have smooth, gray, elephantine bark. Dark green leaves fade to a pale yellow before falling in the autumn. The fruit from the Hackberry tree is made up of clusters of small, dark purple berries.

Hackberry trees live for a long time and are known for being ornamental, drought-resistant, and unaffected by air pollution.