Celtis Africana - White Stinkwood

Celtis Africana - White Stinkwood

  • 20 December, 2021
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Celtis Africana  - White Stinkwood 

This is one of the best African trees to use as bonsai. This deciduous tree is fast and easy to grow under a wide range of conditions. The trunk of Celtis Africana is easy to distinguish by its smooth, pale grey to white bark. 

In spring Celtis Africana is very beautiful, with its light green, new leaves. The leaves are, triangular in shape with three distinct veins from the base

Celtis Africana is common and widespread in South Africa. It occurs in a wide range of habitats. 

Celtis Africana is fast and easy to grow. It is fairly drought resistant and can withstand frost. It does best in good, rich, deep soil with plenty of water in summer.


  • Repotting is done in early spring just before the buds begin to swell. Heavy root pruning may be done as long as the top is reduced too