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Plant Name:

Common Hackberry

Scientific Name:

Celtis occidentalis


Common Hackberry is a deciduous tree with a rounded crown and distinctive corky bark. It has elliptical leaves and small, round fruits.


Forests, woodlands, riparian areas


Common Hackberry provides food and habitat for a variety of wildlife species, including birds, butterflies, and mammals. The fruits are consumed by birds and small mammals.

Growing Conditions:

Common Hackberry can grow in a wide range of soil conditions and tolerates both sun and shade.


Common Hackberry wood is used for various purposes, such as furniture, tool handles, and fence posts. The fruits are edible and can be used in jams and jellies.

(please exercise caution and consult additional sources or experts before consuming any vegetation):

Fruits (hackberries) can be eaten raw or used in cooking

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Fun Facts:

Common Hackberry is also known as "Sugarberry" or "Nettle Tree". It is native to North America.

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