Celtis tenuifolia
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Hardiness Zone: 5-9 Height: 7-20 feet; 2-6 metres Spread: 5-15 feet; 1.5-4.5 metres Sun: Full sun to Part shade Water: Medium Wildlife: Birds and mammals are attracted by the sweet fruit and play a role in local dispersal. Several moth and butterfly species favour dwarf hackberry as a host. Many insects, including a rare, recently discovered beetle rely on the Dwarf Hackberry for survival. Tolerates: Drought; dry gravel & sandy soil Culture: Succeeds in any reasonably good soil, preferring a good fertile well-drained loamy soil. Noteworthy Characteristics: Celtis tenuifolia is a shrub or small tree characterized by its irregular to asymmetrical shape and dense, compact branching pattern. The bark begins as gray and smooth and develops small knobs as it matures. It is readily distinguished by its small, orangish fruit and thick, leathery leaves.