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Hackberry

Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9
Average shipping height: 3' - 4'
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    Member Price $10.99
    Reg. Price $14.99
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AS, AZ, CT, FM, GU, HI, MH, MP, PR, PW, VI,

The hackberry, while often forgotten by casual consumers, is commonly heralded by tree experts as “one tough tree.” Found on a wide range of soils east of the Rockies from southern Canada to Florida, these trees thrive in a broad span of temperatures and on sites that vary from 14" to 60" of annual rainfall. They can even stand up to strong winds and tolerate air pollution.

  • Is a tough and durable tree
  • Can withstand strong winds, pollution, heat, drought, and salt
  • Produces small dark-red berries that are popular with birds
The Hackberry Grows in zones 3 - 9

Your Tree’s Personality

Shape

Rounded

Growth Speed

Medium to Fast

Scientific Name

Celtis occidentalis

Mature Height

40' - 60'

Mature Spread

40' - 60'

Shipping Height

3' - 4'

Sun Preference

Full Sun

Soil Preference

Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Drought, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Well Drained, Wet

Wildlife Value

The fruit of the hackberry is popular with winter birds, especially the cedar waxwing, mockingbird and robin. The tree also attracts many butterfly species including American snout, hackberry, mourning cloak, and tawny emperor.

History/Lore

In earlier years, its tough, flexible wood was used for barrel hoops, and many a pioneer cabin was equipped with durable hackberry wood flooring. The tree was first cultivated in 1636.

Other common names given to the hackberry include common hackberry, sugarberry, nettletree, beaverwood, northern hackberry and American hackberry.

Planting Instructions

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