Hackberry is Berrying!

By Amy Redfield

Last spring I planted a new shade tree – a hackberry, Celtis occidentalis. Thanks to some pretty intensive babying – slow soaker watering every other day for that entire dry and hot summer – I’ve been rewarded with hackberries!

green berries on a hackberry tree

Hackberry trees are among the best food and shelter plants for wildlife, and support five species of butterflies. And those berries? In the fall the birds go bananas for them!

3 thoughts on “Hackberry is Berrying!

  1. Congratulations!! Great photo! Thanks for the link to North American Butterfly Association.

  2. Thanks for a good word about what is probably one of the least-appreciated trees around.

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