Celtis sinensis is a species of flowering plant in the hemp family, Cannabaceae, that is native to slopes in East Asia.
It is a tree that grows to 20 m tall, with deciduous leaves and gray bark. The fruit is a globose drupe, 5–7(–8) mm in diameter. Flowering occurs in March–April, and fruiting in September–October.[
Unremarkable large tree with a semi-open, umbel-shaped to round crown. As with many Celtis varieties, the first-year twigs can be strikingly long. They are brown to reddish brown, sometimes a little hairy. The older bark is smooth and grey. The leaves feel somewhat papery; the margin is toothed/serrated from the middle to the tip. The inconspicuous flower clusters are followed by red drupes. These can vary in colour from green to orange-red or black. Like many Celtis varieties, it is a warmth-loving plant that grows noticeably faster in a warm, dry environment than in a cold, wet climate. Prefers well-drained soil. Can tolerate drought and air pollution.
Celtis sinensis is a deciduous Tree growing to 10 m (32ft) by 10 m (32ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9. It is in flower in April, and the seeds ripen in October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.