common hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

Native:  Eastern North America.

Tree Characteristics

  • Drought tolerant.
  • Shape: Rounded or Umbrella
  • Foliage: Deciduous, Ovate, Medium to Light Green, Gold,
  • Height: 45 - 80 feet.
  • Width: 40 - 50 feet
  • Flowers: Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring.
  • Fruit: Brown, Orange or Purple Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall Edible.
  • Bark: Dark Gray or Light Gray, Blocky, Rough or Scaly.
  • Shading Capacity:  Dense in Leaf,  Moderate out of Leaf.
  • Litter Issue: Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

  • Zones: Sunset 1 – 24, USDA Hardiness 2 - 9.
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Full Shade.

Pests & Disease Information

  • Resistant: Oak Root Fungus.
  • Susceptible: Beetle Leaves and Caterpillars.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

  • Branch Strength: Medium.
  • Root Damage Potential: Moderate.
  • Health Hazard: Allergy
  • Attracts: Birds

Source:

SelecTree. "Celtis occidentalis Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 26, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/celtis-occidentalis >

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