Common Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

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Latin: Celtis occidentalis

Zones: 3-9

Other common names: hackberry, sugarberry, false elm, nettletree, beaverwood

Mature Height: 30-40 ft.

Soil / Climate: The Common Hackberry is native to North America. Tolerates both moist or dry soils.

Notes: Landscape use good tree for poor conditions, park tree, screen, for edible fruit, used in inexpensive furniture where a light-colored wood is desired Hackberry is useful in areas around rivers to help prevent erosion and minimize risk from flooding. The hackberry is also a favorite for bonsai. Small purple berries are dry, sweet, and edible.

 Wildlife: The small berries of hackberry trees are relished by many songbirds in fall and winter, including the bluebird, cedar waxwing, yellow-bellied sapsucker, mockingbird and robin and gamebirds such as wild turkey, quail, doves and pigeons.   A number of small animals such as squirrels eat the berries, and so do beaver, possum, raccoons, skunks, gray fox, wood rats, and (in Texas) the ring-tailed cat.

Cold Stream Farm supplies Common Hackberry trees which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order.
Additional information on Celtis occidentalis can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS PLANTS Database.

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Dimensions 1 × 1 in


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