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Celtis tenuifolia

Dwarf Hackberry, Georgia Hackberry

Scientific Name:

Celtis tenuifolia

Genus:

Celtis

Species Epithet:

tenuifolia

Common Name:

Dwarf Hackberry, Georgia Hackberry

Plant Type

Tree/Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Cannabaceae (Hops Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Green

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Xeric to mesic glades, outcrops, barrens, woodlands, often over calcareous substrate. Uncommon throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Sometimes listed as a variety of Celtis occidentalis. Sometimes placed in the Elm family (Ulmaceae).

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

https://nc.audubon.org/700

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/celtis-tenuifolia/



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