Hackberry Tree

Celtis laevigata

Size

Height - 60 feet

Width - 65 feet

Plant Type

Native shade tree,
deciduous

Close up view

Full plant view

Sun

Full sun

Other common names

Southern Hackberry, Sugar Hackberry,
Texas Sugarberry

Save Water   Low water required
 
More Color   Yellow fall leaves with dark purple berries; distinctive bark
 
Attract Wildlife   Excellent food and shelter for birds and other wildlife
 
Reduce Maintenance   Grows quickly in moist sites, slower if dry
 
Texas Tough    Native and extremely drought tolerant tree

Interesting Facts

Has a distinctive "lumpy sugar" bark appearance that roughens with age.  This tree serves as a larval host plant for the Hackberry butterfly.  Produces small sweet fruits that birds love to eat.  Is an important food and shelter source for birds and other wildlife during the late winter months.  For some reason, dogs love to chew on the leaves of young hackberries.  Don't worry - they aren't poisonous!

Hackberry Trees in Frisco