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Catalogue A# 0097-016  CG7

GPS 45D 43' 56" N  /  108D 37' 15" W


Celtis occidentalis

Family: Ulmaceae

Common name: Hackberry

Number in accession: 1

Location: Children's Garden-raised garden

Note: Healthy specimen - Memorial tree to Art Laughery

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​This 40 inch Northern hackberry provides overall benefits of: $203 every year. 


Hackberry is a midwest native and a sturdy, tolerant shade tree for streets and parkways, or parks and other large areas. Its fleshy, purple-brown berries ripen in late summer and persist through winter. The persistent fruits attract many birds that also find the tree to be a suitable nesting site.

Tree or Plant Type: Tree
        Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
        Native Locale:  North America
        Landscape Uses: Parkway/street, Shade tree, Specimen
        Size Range: Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Mature Height: 40-60 feet
Mature Width: 40-50 feet
        Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
        Hardiness Zones: Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
        Soil Preference: Alkaline soil, Moist, well-drained soil
        Acid Soils: Tolerant
        Alkaline Soils: Prefers
        Salt Spray: Moderately Tolerant
        Soil Salt: Moderately Tolerant
        Drought Conditions: Tolerant
        Poor Drainage: Tolerant
        Planting Considerations: Highly susceptible to ice damage, Weak wood and branch structure
        Ornamental Interest: Fall color, Edible fruit, Persistent fruit/seeds, Attractive bark
        Season of Interest: Early winter, Mid winter, Late winter, Early fall, Mid fall, Late fall
        Flower Color & Fragrance: Inconspicuous
        Shape or Form: Oval, Round, Vase-shaped
        Growth Rate: Moderate, Fast
        Transplants Well: Yes
        Wildlife: Cavity-nesting birds, Game birds, Game mammals, Migrant birds, Songbird

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