hackberryI’d love to gush and effuse over Hackberry trees…but it is really hard. They are a wonderful, hardy, utilitarian shade tree with nothing over flashy or sexy to write home about.

Growing up, we had two HUGE Hackberries (Celtis occidentalis) right outside the front door and I loved climbing them.

  • Nice shade tree with good yellow fall color
  • No mess, no seeds to cleanup
  • Very hardy
  • Salt tolerant
  • Good for boulevard plantings

Here are some pictures of Hackberries.