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Net-Leaf Hackberry

Celtis reticulata

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Shrub, perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low-moderate
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
30' × 30'
Freeze Tolerant Yes
Flowering Season March-May
Flower Color Green
Minimum Temperature Range -20 °F
Leaf Description Simple, leathery and medium green
Fruit Orange-red globe shaped fruit, with a single seed taking up most of the space inside.
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Elevation Range 1000-7500 ft.
Description One of the best native plants for attracting birds to a yard, this deciduous (shedding its leaves annually) tree has distinct knobby grey bark and bright orange berries. Consider planting with mesquite (Prosopis velutina), saltbush (Atriplex spp.), wolfberry (Lycium spp.), and cholla (Cylindropuntia spp.) for a garden with high wildlife value. This species will do better than Desert Hackberry in colder localities. Net-leaf hackberry is also a larval source for butterflies in the Apaturinae family.