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Hackberry, Beaverwood, Northern Hackberry, Common Hackberry, American Hackberry, Sugarberry, Nettletree, False Elm
Celtis occidentalis


Common in the north and east of the U.S., hackberry, or common hackberry, is found only in the Panhandle in Texas. There it grows only to 20 to 30 feet tall, although in northern environments it can grow to 100 feet. It differs from other hackberry species by having elmlike, toothed leaves.

Plant Habit or Use: medium tree large tree

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: greenish, inconspicuous

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: fleshy, purple to black berry

Height: to 30 ft. in Texas, can reach 100 ft.

Width: to 30 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements: medium low

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 3

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