Celtis occidentalis

Common Hackberry

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - 12-24" per year
Mature Height - 40-60'
Mature Width - 40-60'
Longevity - 200 years or more.

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Not showy, small flowers. April-May.
Fruit - Fleshy, yellow, orange-red to dark purple rounded drupe' 0.33" diameter. Ripening in September and October, persistent for several weeks; flavored like dates and relished by birds and wildlife; one hard seed which if bitten into will shatter teeth.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Yellow or yellow-green
Bark - Trunk and older limbs with narrow corky projecting edges.
Other Features - Good tree for it performs well under adverse conditions.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Easily transplanted; prefers rich, moist soils, but grows in dry, heavy or sandy, rocky soils, withstands acid or alkaline conditions; moderately wet or very dry areas; tolerates wind and full sun.
Native Habitat -
Diseases and Insects - Leaf spots, witches' broom, powdery mildew, Gonoderma rot, hackberry nipple-gall, mourning-cloak butterfly and several scales. Immune to Dutch elm disease
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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Hackberry.
- Other plants of the family Celtidaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Celtis.
- Other plants of the species Celtis occidentalis.