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Common Hackberry
Scientific Name: Celtis occidentalis L.
Synonym:
Family: Ulmaceae
Common Hackberry (Celtis  occidentalis)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 20. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 2-9

Heat Tolerance: Light shade better when juvenile

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Eastern USA, northern Mexico

Growth Habits: Deciduous tree, grows rapidly up to 70 feet tall (20 m), by 50 feet spread (15 m) or more

Watering Needs: Moderate water

Propagation: Generally seeds, sometimes cuttings


Host for the Snout butterfly (Libytheana carinenta) caterpillars.

Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln

Blooming Habits:
Greenish-yellow flowers in April and May

Fruiting Habits:
The fruit is a fleshy, globose drupe, 0.2 to 0,4 inch in diameter (5-10 mm), it is green most of the summer, turning red when ripe in September and October. The flesh is thin and quite dry but edible and sweet, with a large pit.


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