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Celtis pallida (Desert Hackberry)

Celtis pallida
Desert Hackberry, Spiny Hackberry, Granjeno

More shrub than tree, this spiny, densely branched plant of the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts occurs along washes and gravelly slopes. It is slow-growing and long-lived, gradually reaching 8 feet tall by 10 feet wide. The dull green leaves are small, and coarsely toothed. Desert Hackberry is semi-evergreen, depending on temperature and the availability of moisture. The inconspicuous flowers occur in spring followed by small orange drupes that provide food for birds and mammals. It is useful in erosion control and revegetation projects. Hardy to 10° F.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 4 (-30° F)
Flower Color Green, Inconspicuous
Flower Season Spring
Growth Rate Slow
Height 11' - 15' (ft)
Spread 6' - 10' (ft)
Spacing 10' (ft)
Characteristics Fruit & Berries, Semi-Evergreen
Attracts Birds, Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Dry Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
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