Celtis sinensis Pers has a preference for light and a tolerance for shade. It grows better in acidic or neutral soil, which is deep, fertile,loose, with rich humus and good drainage.
It has strong adaptability and is easy to sprout. It has a deep root allowing it to resist strong wind. It can cope well with dust and pollution. It grows rapidly and has a long life.
Seedlings of it are afraid of light, but adult trees are better in the sun. It is often planted in a lawn or in a park for its vase-like shape. The bark and limb are rich in fiber, which is perfect material for paper or artificial cotton.
The wood is strong for industrial purposes, and the root, bark and young leaves can be used for medical purpose to relieve swellings and pain.