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Hackberry

Botanical Name
Celtis occidentalis
Hardiness
Zones 3 to 9
Height
40 to 60 feet
Width
40 to 60 feet
Flowers
April to May: not ornamentally important
Fruit
1/3" drupe maturing to to dark purple in September and October, edible tasting like dates, hard seed will shatter teeth
Fall Color
Yellow or yellow-green
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, rich, adaptable
Planting & Care
  • Transplant in spring
Problems
Grit leaf spot, nipple gall, witches' brooming
Varieties
  • Prairie Pride - compact, rapid grower, thick leathery leaves, nearly fruitless, less prone to witches' broom mites

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