Celtis pallida

Celtis pallida

Desert hackberry

Previous scientific name(s): Celtis pallida, Celtis spinosa var. pallida, Celtis tala var. pallida, Momisia pallida

Semi-evergreen shrub with spiny branches, grows to 15 ft. tall. Often found on foothills and mesas in dense thickets. Wildlife is attracted to its small orange berry-like fruits, although the shrub itself is not palatable to livestock or wildlife. Adapted to medium to coarse soils. Can be used for erosion control.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
10 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
47.30 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
18,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Red
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Fruit Color: 
Orange Berry-like