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Celtis occidentalis /Northern Hackberry

Celtis occidentalis  / Celtis occidentalis
Corky bark
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Scientific Name: Celtis occidentalis
Common Name: Northern Hackberry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: over 50 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Multicolored
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: Fast growing shade tree that is well adapted to urban conditions. Birds readily consume the red to purple seeds in fall. Well adapted for poor soils and other adverse growing conditions. Leaves are larger and more coarsely toothed, bark more warty, and upper leaf surface rougher than the regular hackberry. Clusters of leafy growth called "witches broom" occur on the end of branches in some trees.