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Desert Hackberry, Spiny Hackberry

Celtis pallida

Details & Attributes


Plant Type(s) Shrub, perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low-moderate
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Has Spines Yes
Size
In relative feet, width by height
10 × 10-12
Freeze Tolerant No
Flowering Season March-May
Flower Color Yellow
Minimum Temperature Range 10-15 °F
Leaf Description Simple, leathery and medium green
Fruit Orange, somewhat juicy; with a pit
Longevity
In years
40
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Elevation Range 1300-4500 ft.
Description This large, evergreen shrub is a great screening plant. Although the flowers are small and not at all showy, the berries are attractive to a variety of birds and make a good addition to any wildlife or wild edible garden.