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Celtis tenuifolia (Dwarf hackberry)
Smith, R.W.

Celtis tenuifolia

Celtis tenuifolia Nutt.

Dwarf hackberry, Small sugar hackberry

Ulmaceae (Elm Family)

Synonym(s): Celtis georgiana, Celtis laevigata var. smallii, Celtis mississippiensis, Celtis occidentalis var. georgiana, Celtis pumila var. georgiana, Celtis smallii, Celtis tenuifolia var. georgiana, Celtis tenuifolia var. soperi


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Ovate
Leaf Margin: Entire , Serrate
Leaf Apex: Acute
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to 8 meters in height.
Fruit: Red, Orange, Brown
Size Class: 12-36 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NJ , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV
Canada: ON

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Drought Tolerance: High
Heat Tolerant: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0842 Collected Mar 27, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe


Bibref 355 - Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest (1991) Miller, G. O.
Bibref 297 - Trees of Central Texas (1984) Vines, Robert A.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Celtis tenuifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Celtis tenuifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Celtis tenuifolia


Record Last Modified: 2012-07-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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