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Celtis occidentalis

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More About Celtis occidentalis

  • Upright, arching branches with a rounded, spreading crown
  • Bark develops corky ridges, tan when young, turning gray at maturity
  • Simple, ovate leaves, with serrated margins, are light green in the summer
  • Foliage turns a bright yellow in the fall
  • A hardy, shade tree tolerating a wide range of soil conditions
  • Greenish flowers produce round, fleshy, berry-like, deep purple drupes
  • Bloom Time: April to May

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and parts of North America.

Zone:

2

Height:

15-18 m

Spread:

14-16 m

Common Hackberry Growing and Maintenance Tips

Celtis can tolerate wind, pollution and a wide range of soil conditions, including wet, dry and poor soils.

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Celtis occidentalis Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Habit

Pyramidal
Rounded

Foliage Color

Green
Yellow

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Celtis occidentalis

Celtis laevigata

Celtis laevigata

Sugarberry

Corylus colurna

Corylus colurna

Turkish Hazel