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Celtis reticulata

Hackberry, Netleaf

Ulmaceae - Elm

Description

Leaves: Alternate; simple; broadly ovate; 1" to 3" long and 1" to 2" wide; deciduous; entire margin or with a few teeth; acuminate apex; rounded base; thick; light green and rough or smooth above; lighter beneath with obvious reticulated or net-like small veins; petiole 1/8" to 1/2" long.

Twigs/buds: Twigs slender; gray-brown.  No terminal bud; lateral buds small, pointed, pressed against the twig.

Flowers/fruit: Polygamo-monoecious.  Fruit a drupe; 1/4" in diameter; round; yellow to orange-red; one per stem; on stalks 1/2" to 3/4" long; ripen in fall.

Bark: Thick, red-brown to gray-brown; smooth when young; develops short ridges somewhat like common hackberry when older.

Wood: Little known or used; ring-porous; likely similar to common hackberry.

General: Native to scattered areas of the West and Southwest, including much of Utah.  Found on dry foothill or valley sites.  Intermediate shade tolerance.

Landscape Use: This native hackberry is rarely planted in Utah and is not easy to obtain.  It would be a good candidate where little supplemental water will be available and where a large tree is not needed.  Expect a slow to moderate growth rate.  Zones 5(4?)-9.

Characteristics

General

Family:
Ulmaceae - Elm
Cultivar Availability:
No
Hardiness Zone:
5-9
Type:
Broadleaf
Utah Native:
Yes

Growth

Growth Rate:
Medium
Mature Height:
Medium
Longevity:
High
Is Good Under Power Lines:
No
Crown Shape:
Vase

Ornamental

Bark:
Yes
Fall Color:
Yes
Flowers:
No
Foliage:
No
Fruit:
No

Tolerence

Shade:
Medium
Salt:
Medium
Drought:
High
Poor Drainage:
Medium
Alkalinity:
High
Transplanting:
High