Name

Hackberry

Scientific Name

Celtis occidentalis

Wildlife Value

Good

Average Height

70'

Origin

Native

Shade Tolerance

Moderate

Drought Tolerance

Fair

Growth Rate

Rapid

Fruit

Berry

Special Characteristics

Member of Elm Family

Seedling Size

12" to 18"

General Description

Hackberry is a moderately long-lived hardwood considered to be heavy in weight.  The hackberry is easily distinguished from elms and some other hackberries by its cork-like bark with wart-like protuberances. It produces small berries that turn orange-red to dark purple in the Autumn, often staying on the trees for several months. Birds and small animals adore the hackberry fruit, allowing for the seed to be widely dispersed. It prefers rich moist soil, but will grow on gravelly or rocky hillsides. The roots grow very deep and rapidly. In favorable conditions a hackberry tree can live over a hundred years. Not susceptible to serious disease.

 

Uses

The hackberry is often used in landscape planting as a substitute for elm. Hackberry is often used in wind break plantings to control wind erosion. Used for fencing and cheap furniture.

Hackberry (bundle of 25)

$35.00Price

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