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Celtis occidentalis

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Trees, Deciduous

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist, wet

Soil Description: neutral, rich, average, poor, loam, clay, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 40'-60'

Bloom Time: April, May

Bloom Color: green

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts birds, berries, drought tolerant, edible, shade tree, stream margin plant

Celtis occidentalis (common hackberry)
  • Celtis occidentalis (common hackberry)
  • Celtis occidentalis (common hackberry)
  • Celtis occidentalis (common hackberry)

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Description

Celtis occidentalis

Also known as:

common hackberry

,

hackberry

,

nrthern hackberry

,

false elm

,

nettle tree

,

sugar berry

Scientific Synonyms:

Celtis canina, Celtis pumila

Description

Celtis occidentalis is a medium-sized deciduous tree that rarely exceeds a height of 60' at maturity.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Threatened: NH

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Hamamelididae
Order Urticales
Family Ulmaceae Elm family
Genus Celtis hackberry
Species Celtis occidentalis common hackberry