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    Common Hackberry

    Celtis occidentalis

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    Common Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) at Hartman Companies

    Common Hackberry

    Common Hackberry

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    Common Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) at Hartman Companies

    Common Hackberry in fall

    Common Hackberry in fall

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    Common Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) at Hartman Companies

    Common Hackberry bark

    Common Hackberry bark

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    Height:  50 feet

    Spread:  45 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  3

    Description:

    One of the toughest of shade trees while maintaining an attractive and neat habit of growth; interesting warty bark, looks quite beautiful with age; tolerant of almost any growing conditions except standing water

    Ornamental Features

    Common Hackberry has green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn buttery yellow in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The warty gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

    Landscape Attributes

    Common Hackberry is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

    This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

    • Insects

    Common Hackberry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Shade

    Planting & Growing

    Common Hackberry will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 45 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 7 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

    This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is native to parts of North America.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Shade 
    Applications
    Bark  Attracts Wildlife 
    Ornamental Features
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