|Species:||Celtis occidentalis L.|
|Italian common noun:||Bagolaro occidentale|
Origin: Eastern regions of North America
Botanical characteristics: It is a deciduous tree with an enlarged growth habit, smaller than the Celtis Australis. The trunk has grey bark with corky outgrowths. Leaves are ovate-lanceolate, heart-shaped at the base, serrated. They are dark green, smooth and shiny on the upper side whereas they are light green and glabrous below. Fruits are small edible drupes that become yellow or red at maturity.
Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It is suitable for all well-drained soils . It is resistant to air pollution
Use: It is planted as ornamental plant in Europe and like a shadow plant. It is suitable as a single plant in parks and gardens. It can also be used in avenues.
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