Audubon® Native Hackberry

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The National Audubon Society presents a new line of native trees that helps birds and wildlife thrive in your area! The Audubon® Native Hackberry Tree (Celtis occidentalis) has foliage that arrives at the same time as the small spring flowers, giving your tree a vivacious, lime-green appearance!

The ridges and blocky texture of the Hackberry's trunk features a distinctive, corky appearance, adding ornamental interest to the barren winter landscape, as do the tiny berries. People too can snack on the small, dark purple edible berries. The drupes have a somewhat date-like flavor and were traditionally used by Native Americans as a food source.

Great for windy areas you can grow a Hackberry as a very tough, fast-growing shade tree.
Beautiful fall color, these native trees, are fantastic additions to edible wildcrafted food gardens and eco-sensitive landscapes!

Planting and Application:

Hackberry trees are fantastic Shade or street trees because of their strength, tolerance and fairly quick growth. They can be pruned smaller for use as privacy and shelterbelt, windbreaks and hedges. Or, plant one in your yard for its shade and seasonal interest, especially if you have a place where the soil is too poor for other trees.

This gives your feathered friends plenty of nesting, cover and shelter, insects and fruits for food all year long! The berries are a vital food source for birds all autumn and winter, while the limbs are great shelter, nesting and cover!

  • Native Tree Shelters & Feeds Birds
  • Shade or Street Tree
  • Bird-Friendly Thrushes, Waxwings, Mockingbirds, Titmice, Cardinals & Warblers
  • Strong & Adaptable
  • Host Plant - Mourning Cloak, Question Mark, Hackberry & Tawny Emperor & Comma Butterflies

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Hackberry has aggressive Large Root Systems, so do not plant next to house foundations or septic systems. Although they are native to rich, bottomland soils, Hackberry trees are very tolerant of clay soils, pollution and salt.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Mulch Well & Water Moderately & Prune When Dormant
  • Urban Tolerant, Drought Tolerant & Salt Tolerant
  • Moderate Fertile, Well-Drained Soil.
  • Large Root Systems - Give it Room to Grow

Important native species to support birds in your landscape, the Audubon® Native Hackberry Tree these long-lived, wind-tolerant, salt-tolerant trees from NatureHills.com, stand up to heat, drought, and pollution. Feel great about your choice, your local birds will certainly be pleased!

Audubon® Plant Information

Bird-Friendly native trees and plants provide food and shelter for local and migrating birds, as well as other wildlife. By purchasing and planting native flora, you will support Audubon's conservation mission and impact, while helping birds and wildlife thrive!

  • Grown Without Neonicotinoids
  • Audubon® is Licensed & Registered to the National Audubon Society
  • May Not Be Available in Non-Native Regions, States or Countries - Check Here
  • Audubon® Native Plants & Trees are Exclusively Grown by Bower & Branch

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Audubon® Native Hackberry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Audubon Native Plants & Trees
Botanical Name Celtis occidentalis
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 50 - 75 feet
Mature Spread 25 - 40 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Adaptable to Most Soil
Moisture Low
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No