Plant Care Celtis Occidentalis

Celtis Occidentalis

Also known as

Western hackberry, Western hackberry, Common hackberry, Nettletree, Sugarberry, Beaverwood, Northern hackberry and American hackberry


Celtis occidentalis

How to care for Celtis Occidentalis


How often to water your Celtis Occidentalis

Water needs for Celtis Occidentalis
0.5 cups
every 9

Celtis Occidentalis needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Baltimore, Maryland.

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

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.

Plant care guide for Celtis Occidentalis in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

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Growing Celtis Occidentalis in Baltimore right now

Light needs for plant Celtis Occidentalis in Baltimore, Maryland

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 8th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Baltimore is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in de…

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Light needs for plant Celtis Occidentalis in Baltimore, Maryland

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 23.2% ☀️

December 8th, 2021

Baltimore is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Baltimore is expected to decrease by 23.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.2 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Celtis Occidentalis in Baltimore, Maryland

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

December 7th, 2021

This month, Baltimore is getting an average of 8.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Western hackberry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Celtis Occidentalis: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Celtis Occidentalis love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.

Celtis Occidentalis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Celtis Occidentalis

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Celtis Occidentalis: 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 Celtis Occidentalis after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Celtis Occidentalis

Nutrient needs for plant Celtis Occidentalis in Baltimore, Maryland

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 5th, 2021

The growing potential in Baltimore is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best t…

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Difficulty Level

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

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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Celtis Occidentalis

Celtis Occidentalis

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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