Hackberry - Celtis occidentalis


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When the tree reaches 3 inches in diameter, it looks very much like an elm. Very adaptable tree, growing in wet and dry soils in full sun. Does well as a street tree. The birds relish the purplish-black fruit. Famous for its bumpy bark. Hackberry's growth rate is very fast in its youth and slows as it matures, but it should grow 20 - 25 feet in 10 years.  Tolerates salt, alkaline and compacted soils.


Mature size: 50 - 60' high, 40 - 50' wide 

Location: Sunny with dry soil, sunny with average soil moisture, sunny with moist soil