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Hackberry-Celtis occidentalis

Hackberry flowers
Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org
Tolerant of a wide range of conditions, the hackberry tree is a good landscape choice for urban areas as it can withstands wind and city conditions. The hackberry tree grows 40 to 70 feet with a 50-foot broad crown of arching branches. The hackberry is a low water-use tree and quick to sequester larger than average quantities of carbon. Large, broad-leafed shade trees such as the hackberry can decrease energy use when planted to shade the east and west windows of a home or business. It grows in zones 3 to 9.  Click here for more information.

Hackberry berries
Paul Wray, Iowa State University, Bugwood.org