- Tough and durable tree
- Withstands wind and city conditions
- Great landscape choice
- Grows 40'-70' with a 50' spread
- Zones 3 to 9
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, HI
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Zones 3 - 9
The Hackberry can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Hackberry falls into the following type(s): Ornamental Trees, Shade Trees
40' - 60' High
The Hackberry grows to be 40' - 60' feet in height.
40' - 60' Spread
The Hackberry has a spread of about 40' - 60' at full maturity.
Medium to Fast Growth
This tree grows at a medium to fast growth rate. [More about this.]
This Hackberry does well in full sun.
The Hackberry grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well drained, wet, wide range, clay soils.
This Hackberry has rounded, vase shape.
The Hackberry has been called admiringly, "one tough tree!" Found on a wide range of soils east of the Rockies from southern Canada to Florida, Hackberries thrive in a wide range of temperatures and on sites that vary from 14 to 60 inches of annual rainfall. Here is a tree that can stand up to strong winds, tolerate air pollution, and bring shade to hot city streets.
The fruit of the Hackberry is popular with winter birds, especially the cedar waxwing, mockingbird, and robin.
In earlier years, its tough, flexible wood was used for barrel hoops and many a pioneer cabin was equipped with durable Hackberry wood flooring. The tree was first cultivated in 1636.
Has some tolerance for both flooding and drought.
Shaped like spearheads, approximately 2 to 4 inches long and 1-1/2 to 2 inches wide, arranged alternately along the twigs. Small teeth edge at least the upper half of the leaf.
Green color, faded, not noteworthy
The Hackberry produces a small, dark-red berries that turn purple as they mature. The berry is less than 1/2 inch in diameter and is borne on slender stems about 1/2 to 3/4 inches long. Inside is a pit, that when scraped clean, reveals an interesting net-like pattern. The fruit is attractive to wildlife.
Tolerant of a wide range of conditions, the Hackberry is a good landscape choice. Grows to a broad crown with arching branches, not unlike the American Elm. Well-suited to urban areas, it withstands wind and city conditions. Grows 40'-70' with a 50' spread. (Zones 3-9)
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.