Celtis pallida (Desert Hackberry)


This spiny, densely branched shrub of the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts occurs along washes and gravelly slopes. It is slow growing, long-lived, and semi-evergreen, depending on temperature and moisture availability. The small, dull green leaves are coarsely toothed. The inconspicuous flowers are followed by small orange fruit that provide food for birds and mammals.

At a Glance Summary

Type: Shrub
Size (H x W): 8ft x 10ft
Flower Color: Green
Hardiness: Zone 8: 10˚F

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