Hackberry is a large, fast growing shade tree. It establishes easily and grows well in a wide range of soils. This native tree is tolerant of heat, drought, salt spray, wind, ice, and short-term flooding.
The bark of hackberry provides year-round interest in landscapes. The fruit is a popular food for birds and small mammalian wildlife. Much of the fruit remains on the tree throughout winter until it is eaten by birds.
- Height: 50 to 70 feet
- Width: up to 50 feet
- Medium to fast growth
- Pyramidal shape in youth, spreading rounded shape in maturity
- Bark matures to cork-like ridges
- 1/3 to 1/2 inch berry-like fruit called drupes that change from green to purple or reddish-brown in autumn
- Fall color is yellow
Bareroot trees: 2-3 ft tall
Code: AN estimated to be available starting 4/1/23.