Hackberry

Celtis occidentalis

This large tree is native to North America and is also called Nettle-Tree, Northern Hackberry, or Sugarberry. It has a distinctive gray furrowed bark covered with wart-like bumps. Purple, cherry-like fruits can remain on the tree through winter, providing valuable food for many bird species.
Habitat:
Moist, alluvial soils.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing up to 30 m.
Bloom Time:
Spring.
Longevity:
Moderate.
Presence in US:
AL AR CO CT DC DE FL GA IA IL IN KS KY MA MD MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NY OH OK PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WI WV WY
Presence in Canada:
MB ON QC