Botanical name: Celtis
Botanical name: Celtis
Many species of hackberries are drought-tolerant. They are sometimes cultivated as ornamental trees, particularly in botanical gardens and arboreta. The wood is sometimes used in cabinetry. The flowers bloom in early spring, and the leaves are an important food source for caterpillars.
Species of Hackberries
Celtis biondii, (Chinese: 紫弹朴 "purple bullet tree"), is a species of hackberry native to China, Korea and Japan. It prefers to grow on limestone in the floristic assemblage that is thought to also include wild Ginkgo biloba.
Common hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) is a medium-sized deciduous tree, native to North America. It looks similar to elms and some other hackberry trees at first glance, but you can distinguish it by looking at the bark - if it is verrucous and has corky texture, then it is probably common hackberry.
Spiny Hackberry (Celtis ehrenbergiana) is a perennial shrub that grows from 2.5 to 5 m tall. It blooms in spring and summer with chartreuse colored flowers. Attracts birds, bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Bright orange berries ripen late summer to early fall. Fruits are edible and sweet. Thrives in full sun to partial shade.
Netleaf hackberry (Celtis laevigata var. reticulata) is a deciduous tree that grows slowly and can live to be 200 years olds. Netleaf hackberry flowers bloom in spring and are small and inconspicuous. Its reddish-brown berries ripen in fall and provide food for birds and wildlife. Many forest animals depend on this tree for coverage and food.
This deciduous tree, the chinese hackberry or Celtis sinensis, is a deciduous tree and a member of the hemp family. It can grow to about 18 m tall. It can be considered invasive.
European nettle tree
European nettle tree (Celtis australis) is a tall and sturdy deciduous tree - growing from 12 to 21 m in height. It's unique because it blooms with both male and female flowers. Berries appear in summer, ripening to a dark purple in fall. A variety of birds are attracted to the fruit, helping to disperse the seeds. The european nettle tree is considered a great choice to create shade or as a street tree.
Celtis laevigata, commonly known as sugarberry, is a deciduous medium-sized tree native to North America. It is often found near water - on floodplains, along rivers and streams. There are many species of birds, small mammals, and insects that use sugarberry's fruits and leaves as a source of food, which makes it a very important part of the ecosystem.
Celtis koraiensis commonly known as the Korean hackberry is a deciduous tree in the genus Celtis. The species is endemic to the Korean Peninsula and the north of China. It is typically found in altitudes of 100 to 1500 metres (330 to 4920 ft). The tree flowers in spring and the fruit ripens in fall. It can grow up to 15 metres (49 ft) in height.
Celtis bungeana, commonly known as Bunge's hackberry is a deciduous tree in the genus Celtis that can grow 15 meters in height.
The fruit of the iguana hackberry are edible and also attract birds who aid in seed dispersal. It is native to South America and some southern North American states. In Florida, it is considered an endangered species.
The white stinkwood is named both for its pale, smooth bark and for the unpleasant odor of its wood when it is cut. Its fruits and leaves help feed several species of bird, goat, cattle and butterfly. In South Africa, white stinkwood is mixed with crocodile fat as a charm against lightning.
Many species of celtis jessoensis are drought-tolerant. They are sometimes cultivated as ornamental trees, particularly in botanical gardens and arboreta. The wood is sometimes used in cabinetry. The flowers bloom in early spring, and the leaves are an important food source for caterpillars.
The club beak is an evergreen tree commonly used as a material: Its wood is used for oars because they are durable and strong. Its main pollinators are bees, and it produces small, green, fleshy fruits. The flowers are tiny and pale green, and the tree has a smooth bark.
Many species of dwarf hackberry are drought-tolerant. They are sometimes cultivated as ornamental trees, particularly in botanical gardens and arboreta. The wood is sometimes used in cabinetry. The flowers bloom in early spring, and the leaves are an important food source for caterpillars.