Plant Care European Hackberry

European Hackberry

Also known as

Mediterranean hackberry, Lote tree and Honeyberry


Celtis australis

How to care for European Hackberry


How often to water your European Hackberry

Water needs for European Hackberry
0.5 cups
every 9

European Hackberry needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of European Hackberry

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for European Hackberry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant European Hackberry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

European Hackberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

European Hackberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of European Hackberry in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize European Hackberry

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for European Hackberry: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your European Hackberry after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

European Hackberry is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for European Hackberry

European Hackberry

European Hackberry

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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