Desert Hackberry

Celtis pallida

Also called Spiny Hackberry and Granjeno, usually a shrub but can grow into a tree with irrigation.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Sonoran Desert and the grassland regions of south-central and southeastern Arizona extending east to Texas and south into Mexico
Family: Cannabaceae
Size: 5′ – 20′ high and wide
Sun: Full to part shade
Watering: Supplemental
Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate
Soil: Tolerant
Temperature: Hardy to about 10 F
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Shelter for bees, birds and butterflies, nectar source for bees, fruit for birds, larval host for the Empress LeiliaMourning CloakHackberry Emperor, American SnoutRanda’s Eyed SilkmothTawny Emperor
Notes: Thorny, inconspicuous flowers


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