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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
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