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Hackberry TreeCeltis occidentalis

6 reviews
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Hackberry TreeCeltis occidentalis

6 reviews
Shade Trees
Available Sizes:
  • 3-4 ft.
  • 4-5 ft.
  • 6-7 ft.
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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!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Select a location with well-drained soil and full sun to full shade – any sunlight, from about 3 hours to 7 hours per day, will suffice.

When you’re ready to plant, dig a hole that’s approximately two times the size of your plant’s root ball. Place your Hackberry in the hole, back fill the soil and water to settle the roots.

2. Watering: Your Hackberry is drought tolerant once established, but it’s important to regularly water for the first few growing seasons. Water about once weekly or check the surrounding soil - if it's dry about 2 or 3 inches down, it’s time to water.

3. Fertilizing: Apply a well-balanced fertilizer to your Hackberry in early spring.

4. Pruning: Significant pruning isn't required to maintain your Hackberry - however, you can prune your Hackberry in the spring to shape as needed.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $129 $19.95

Product Details

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

Growing Zones: 3-9 outdoors

(hardy down to -30℉)

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jerry l.
United States United States
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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.
United States United States
I recommend this product

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!

Deb D.
United States United States
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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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Karen J.
United States United States
I recommend this product


Tree came boxed very well reguardless of how fedex person handled it. The tree was in great shape and leafs all green. Got planted right away and is growing good. I would say if you want a great tree with little mess with leafs the Hackberry is the one to get.

United States United States
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Hackberry tree

All seems to have gone well. The tree is in the ground and the leaves seem to be turgid though “fast growing “ is something of an exaggeration. We are happy with our experience and, while we don’t buy a lot of trees, we would not hesitate to to deal with you again.