HACKBERRY - CELTIS OCCIDENTALIS

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Common Name: hackberry

Scientific Name: 
Family:
 Cannabaceae
Genus: Celtis
Species: occidentalis

Hardiness Zone: 2 to 9
Height: 40 to 60 ft 
Width: 40 to 60 ft

Description:​ ​​​Hackberry trees are widely used in the urban environment of Minnesota. They have a tolerance for most urban conditions and thrive where others will not survive. If properly maintained and pruned from an early age, these trees make fine specimens. The drupe is edible with a taste similar to a fig. Most hackberry leaves will have small protrusions caused by the nipple-gall insect. These are common and do not hurt the tree.

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