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Hackberry Tree

Celtis occidentalis


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Tough, Year-Round Good Looks

Experts often call the Hackberry Tree “one tough tree.” That's because it can thrive in nearly every type of soil, heat and cold, and even drought. Able to flourish with minimal care, hackberries give shade and privacy to your yard.

It's attractive and low-maintenance. Even with only minimal pruning, the tree maintains its rounded shape of dense, dark green leaves. In the fall, Hackberry leaves turn yellow or yellow-green, accompanied by small, orange-red to deep-purple fruits.

Looking for a tree that will mature quickly with little intervention? The Hackberry is a great choice. This tree can shoot up anywhere between 13 and 24 inches each year, no matter what type of soil you have in your yard. It can even withstand periods of both flooding and drought.

In addition to providing shade and privacy, the Hackberry is a haven for wildlife, including robins, cedar waxwings, and mockingbirds. Butterflies, including the mourning cloak and tawny emperor, also flock to the tree. These features make the Hackberry a smart alternative to the Elm - it's similar in appearance but less prone to disease.

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
The number one benefit of our Hackberry Tree? They're hand-selected by our plant specialists and nurtured with care at our nursery, before they ship to you. That means you'll get a proven performer that's poised to grow well, year over year.

Why wait? If you’re looking for gorgeous growth and shade in your landscape, the Hackberry is a perfect choice. Get your own Hackberry today!

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Product Details

    Mature Height:30-50 ft.
    Mature Width:20-30 ft.
    Sunlight:Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Growth Rate:Moderate
    Drought Tolerance:High
    Botanical Name:Celtis occidentalis
    Does Not Ship To:AZ,GA
    Grows Well In Zones:3-9 outdoors
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    Growing Zones: 3-9 outdoors

    (hardy down to -30℉)

    Customer Reviews & Photos


    Based on 8 reviews


    Doug's Hackberry

    It seems it suffered due to shipping, though the tree looked good on arrival the root ball was really loose, as if it had a long rough ride. Lots of yellowing leaves now, we will wait and see if it pulls thru.

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    Hackberry Tree

    Tree was healthy. No problems. Good experience.

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    Jerry L.
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    Report of 2 Hackberry Tree’s

    One is sprouting, green foliage Second one is swelling up , soo it’s on it’s Wy. The carton ( clearly marked ) , keep Horizontal, the delivery truck opened the door , was sitting there last in ( in a Vertical) position , opened and one was Bent badly, but not broken , soo I planted it , looks like I’ll make it ! I can see why your lay horizontal ! Maybe some solid sticks of styrofoam Between the Root balls , just sayin ! I lucked out ! You have a great Business And have great website , I’m a fan ! Thank Y’ll 😎

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    William B.
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    Hackberry Tree

    So far, so good. The tree arrived late and the leaves were brown on the ends but I planted it and appears to be ok. Will know more in the spring. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable!

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    Deb D.
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    Beautiful Tree

    We are very pleased with the size and health of this tree. We planted it in a very sunny spot during the summer and it has done very well so far. We are looking forward to many years of shade from this beautiful tree

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