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Common Name: Hackberry
Latin Name: Celtis occidentalis
Tree Size: Large
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Rapid
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Salty soil or sea-spray, drought, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Fruits are important for widlife. Pale bark has warty bumps and ridges.
Comments: More cold-tolerant than the native Sugarberry. Native only to Hemphill County in the Panhandle.
Problems: Susceptible to ice damage; forms weak branch crotches and multiple trunks.
Firewise: Yes
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