- Celtis australus - Southern Nettle Tree, Mediterranean and South West Asia, the fruit is black.
- Celtis occidentalis - Nettle tree, North America, fruit is orange becoming purple.
- Celtis koriensis - East Asia, fruit is orange.
- Celtis sinensis (syn. Chinensis) Chinese Hackberry, China, Japan and Korea, fruit is orange. The most suitable of all celtis as bonsai.
- Celtis africana - White Stinkwood, from Cape Peninsula up the East Coast past Durban, O. F. S. and Transvaal, fruit yellow or brownish.
- Celtis gomphyl/a - Bastard White Stinkwood, Transkei Coast up to North Natal, fruit yellow.
- Celtis mildbraedii - Natal White Stinkwood, Northern Natal, fruit red.
- Celtis orientalus - Pigeonwood, Natal coast and Transvaal, fruit purple to black.
A. CELTIS AFRICANA
B. CELTIS SINENSIS
- Branch cuttings (soft or hard wood) = no success
- Root cuttings = good success
- Air layering = excellent success rate
- Seed = excellent success rate aids good taper, no major scars, good root and branch structure.
- Summer: After a spurt of growth trim back to one or two leaves on every branchlet.
- Winter (June) Trim each branchlet back to one or two eyes.