Hackberry

Height: 45 ft
Width: 35 ft
Fall Color: Yellow

Hackberry

Celtis occidentalis

Tree Overview:

The Hackberry is a sturdy, tolerant shade tree for streets and parkways, or parks and other large areas. Its fleshy, purple-brown berries ripen in late summer and persist through winter. The persistent fruits attract many birds that also find the tree to be a suitable nesting site.

Height: 45 ft
Width: 35 ft
Fall Color: Yellow

Care details

Best grown in moist, organically rich, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates part shade. Also tolerates wind, many urban pollutants and a wide range of soil conditions, including both wet, dry and poor soils.

Leaf/needle description

Simple, alternate leaves, 2 to 4 inches long; simple, ovate to egg-shaped with a dull, rough surface.Its leaves look similar to elm leaves and are medium green leaves turn a yellow fall color.

Fruit, cone, nut, and seed descriptions

A single fleshy berry-like drupe, 1/3 inch diameter, starts out green changing to  a deep purple-brown. Ripen in late summer, persisting through winter.