Celtis occidentalis

Staunch and dependable perfectly describe this broad spreading tree with arching branches and cork-like bark ridges. It grows up to 50 feet tall with a comparable spread, making the tree good for parks and large areas. Birds and other wildlife love the small brown berry-like fruits.

An extremely versatile tree, it is especially suited in challenging dry locations and windy conditions. Hackberry is adaptable to most soils, pollution, and varying soil structures.

Type of Plant: Deciduous Shade Tree

Distinguishing Characteristics: A tough, adaptable tree

Water Use: Low

Flower Color: NA

Sun/Location: Full Sun

Approximate Height at Maturity*: 50'

Approximate Spread at Maturity*: 40'

Tree Shape: Rounded crown and spreading branches

*Under average conditions in Northern New Mexico