Desert Hackberry

 

 

Celtis pallida

 

 

Ulmaceae

 

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Form: Shrub or small tree
Seasonality
: Evergreen

Size: 8 ft high by 10 ft wide
Leaves
: Dense spiny

Flowers: Insignificant yellow
Fruit
: Small orange berries
Stems/Trunks
: Corky wart and ridges on mature growth, heavily armed
Range/Origin
: Southwestern U.S. and Northern Mexico
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 10-13, 10o F

Comments: Thorns, great for wildlife

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

        Exposure: Full sun

        Water: Low

        Soil: Sandy, well drained

        Propagation: Seed

         Maintenance: Minimal

 

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