Celtis (Hackberry) occidentalis (Common Hackberry)

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Upright-oval shape when young, quickly losing its central leader and becoming a rounded to irregular shape when mature. Fast growth. Blooms emerge with leaves, and are not ornamentally important. Good for use as a shade tree, deciduous windbreak, or for erosion control. Very urban tolerant. Very cold hardy. It is also known as the nettletree, sugarberry, beaverwood, northern hackberry, and American hackberry.

  • Height: 40'-50'
  • Spread: 40'-50'
  • Exposure:
  • Fruit/Flower: red-purple drupe
  • Fruit Size: 1/2"-3/4"
  • Bloom: spring
  • Flower Color: Yellow-Green
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fall Color: Yellow