These big, tough, fast-growing shade trees are similar to elms Ulmus but smaller. All have virtue of deep rooting; old trees in narrow planting strips expand in trunk diameter and nearly fill strips without surface roots or any sign of heaving the sidewalk or curb. Good choice for street or lawn tree, even near buildings or paving.
A small to moderate size shade tree, the Common or American Hackberry, is a fast growing, deciduous, and cylindrical shaped tree. Both its mature height and crown spread range between 40 to 60 feet. The greenish-yellow flowers which bloom in late April to early May give a spring color of lime to its surroundings.
Join during checkout to receive member pricing. They can even stand up to strong winds and tolerate air pollution. The fruit of the hackberry is popular with winter birds, especially the cedar waxwing, mockingbird and robin.
Register now. Please contact us to reserve stock. Celtis occidentalis Common Hackberry, Nettletree, Sugarberry, Beaverwood, Northern Hackberry, American Hackberry It is a vigorous tree with arching stems that support large heart shaped soft green leaves. Read more about this product.
To identify which caterpillar is which, look at the center of the caterpillar's back. The current rating for Common Hackberry is : Garden Rating Nectar Rating Caterpillar Rating 3 0 3 If you have experience growing common hackberry, we would like your opinion. Let us know how it performed in your butterfly garden.
Pick an image for a larger view. See the glossary for icon descriptions. Male and female flowers are borne separately on the same tree monoeciousthough sometimes perfect flowers both male and female parts are also present.
Use the plant water needs as a guideline. Actual plant water needs will vary for several reasons, including weather conditions, soil type, sun exposure, root depth, wind and elevation. Adjust your watering schedule as needed to meet the plants' needs at your site.
Add To My Plant List. 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. Common Hackberry has green foliage throughout the season.
Northern hackberry is the largest native hackberry, with distinctive warty-ridged bark as it matures. Leaves are cm long, with an asymmetrical base and long pointed tip, turning yellow in fall. Single, reddish-purple fruits hang below the leaves and may persist into winter.
Common Hackberry Celtis occidentalis Elm family Ulmaceae. Description: At maturity, this tree is typically ' tall, forming a straight central trunk and an ovoid crown. Trunk bark is gray to brownish gray, forming warty irregular ridges. With age, the bark becomes increasingly scaly and rough-textured.