Spiny Hackberry

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Spiny Hackberry

Celtis pallida
Spiny Hackberry, Desert Hackberry, Chaparral, Granjeno
6

12 feet
6

8 feet
Chihuahuan Desert, South Texas and Tamaulipas
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Shade
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Birds

About This Plant

Lanky and nearly evergreen, with leaves serrated along the tip, inconspicuous greenish white flowers, and tiny sweet fruit with high protein content. Sharp thorns allow it to easily entangle passersby.

Spiny hackberry grows in thickets in parks, alleys and brushy edges, providing nesting opportunities for birds and forage for wildlife; it’s also the host for American Snout butterflies in late summer. Native “thorn trees” like this can be tricky to source from growers, so preserve it one on-site if you’re looking for an interesting drought-hardy statement.

Maintenance

Can be grown as a tree, with proper training or a little brush-sculpting. Thorns require careful placement.

Features

Plant Type:
Large Shrub
Size:
6-12' H, 6-8' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Shade, Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Birds, Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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