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Common Hackberry


Attract birds to your yard with this resilient tree’s edible berries.

  • 13-18 metres tall
  • Sun to part shade
  • Sand or loam soils

Common Name: Common Hackberry
Latin Name: Celtis occidentalis
Type: Large tree
Exposure: Sun to part shade
Soil: Sand, loam
Moisture: Dry to moist
Tolerances: Urban conditions, salt
Description: Smooth bark when young matures into corky, deeply-ridged bark. Flowers appear in dense clusters and produce small dark purple fruit that attracts birds.
Planting Notes: Plant a minimum of 3m away from house or structures. Can be planted in moist areas such as swales.

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