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Desert Hackberry, Celtis ehrenbergiana.

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Desert Hackberry, Celtis ehrenbergiana. Also Called: Celtis ehrenbergia, Spiny Hackberry, Acebuche, Capul, Chaparral, Garabata, Granjeno, Granjeno Blanco, Granjeno Huasteco, Granjenillo, Celtis pallida, Celtis spinosa var. pallida, Celtis tala var. pallida, Momisia pallida. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment.  Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Shrubs. At Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Near Superior, Arizona.
Desert Hackberry, Celtis ehrenbergiana.
October 11, 2006.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Near Superior, Arizona.
Desert Hackberry, Celtis ehrenbergiana. Also Called: Celtis ehrenbergia, Spiny Hackberry, Acebuche, Capul, Chaparral, Garabata, Granjeno, Granjeno Blanco, Granjeno Huasteco, Granjenillo, Celtis pallida, Celtis spinosa var. pallida, Celtis tala var. pallida, Momisia pallida. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment.  Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Shrubs. At Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Near Superior, Arizona.
Desert Hackberry, Celtis ehrenbergiana.
October 11, 2006.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Near Superior, Arizona.
Desert Hackberry, Celtis ehrenbergiana. Also Called: Celtis ehrenbergia, Spiny Hackberry, Acebuche, Capul, Chaparral, Garabata, Granjeno, Granjeno Blanco, Granjeno Huasteco, Granjenillo, Celtis pallida, Celtis spinosa var. pallida, Celtis tala var. pallida, Momisia pallida. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment.  Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Shrubs. At Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Near Superior, Arizona.Desert Hackberry, Celtis ehrenbergiana. Also Called: Celtis ehrenbergia, Spiny Hackberry, Acebuche, Capul, Chaparral, Garabata, Granjeno, Granjeno Blanco, Granjeno Huasteco, Granjenillo, Celtis pallida, Celtis spinosa var. pallida, Celtis tala var. pallida, Momisia pallida. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment.  Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Shrubs. At Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Near Superior, Arizona.
Desert Hackberry.
Celtis ehrenbergiana.
Desert Hackberry.
Celtis ehrenbergiana.
Desert Hackberry, Celtis ehrenbergiana. Also Called: Celtis ehrenbergia, Spiny Hackberry, Acebuche, Capul, Chaparral, Garabata, Granjeno, Granjeno Blanco, Granjeno Huasteco, Granjenillo, Celtis pallida, Celtis spinosa var. pallida, Celtis tala var. pallida, Momisia pallida. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment.  Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Shrubs. At Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Near Superior, Arizona.Desert Hackberry, Celtis ehrenbergiana. Also Called: Celtis ehrenbergia, Spiny Hackberry, Acebuche, Capul, Chaparral, Garabata, Granjeno, Granjeno Blanco, Granjeno Huasteco, Granjenillo, Celtis pallida, Celtis spinosa var. pallida, Celtis tala var. pallida, Momisia pallida. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment.  Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Shrubs. At Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Near Superior, Arizona.
Desert Hackberry.
Celtis ehrenbergiana.
Desert Hackberry.
Celtis ehrenbergiana.
Desert Hackberry, Celtis ehrenbergiana. Also Called: Celtis ehrenbergia, Spiny Hackberry, Acebuche, Capul, Chaparral, Garabata, Granjeno, Granjeno Blanco, Granjeno Huasteco, Granjenillo, Celtis pallida, Celtis spinosa var. pallida, Celtis tala var. pallida, Momisia pallida. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment.  Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Shrubs. At Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Near Superior, Arizona.Desert Hackberry, Celtis ehrenbergiana. Also Called: Celtis ehrenbergia, Spiny Hackberry, Acebuche, Capul, Chaparral, Garabata, Granjeno, Granjeno Blanco, Granjeno Huasteco, Granjenillo, Celtis pallida, Celtis spinosa var. pallida, Celtis tala var. pallida, Momisia pallida. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment.  Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Shrubs. At Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Near Superior, Arizona.
Desert Hackberry.
Celtis ehrenbergiana.
Desert Hackberry.
Celtis ehrenbergiana.

Desert Hackberry.
Celtis ehrenbergiana, Elm Family: ( Ulmaceae ), Desert Hackberry. Also Called: Celtis ehrenbergia, Spiny Hackberry, Acebuche, Capul, Chaparral, Garabata, Granjeno, Granjeno Blanco, Granjeno Huasteco, Granjenillo, Celtis pallida, Celtis spinosa var. pallida, Celtis tala var. pallida, Momisia pallida.

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An evergreen shrub or small tree up to about 16 feet tall.


Quick Notes:

Height: Up to about 10 - 16 feet tall and 8 - 10 feet wide.

Flowers: The flowers are tiny, hermaphrodite, green - yellow.

Flowering Time: April.

Fruit: Ripens in October. Round 1/4 inch orange drupe, acid tasting. Most of fruit is seed.

Leaves: 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches long, coarsely toothed on upper half of leaf, somewhat leathery, 3 veins come from the base.

Found: Also native of northern Mexico in Baja Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas; southern Mexico in Chiapas, Mexico, Oaxaca, Puebla, & Veracruz. Native of South America: Argentina - Catamarca, Chaco, Cordoba, Entre Rios, Formosa, La Pampa, La Rioja, Salta, San Luis, Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero, & Tucuman; Paraguay - Amambay, Boqueron, Canendiyu, Central, Chaco, Cordillera, Itapua, Nueva Asuncion, Paraguari, & Presidente Hayes. The USDA claims it is native to the USA (AZ, FL, NM, TX). In Arizona it is found in Maricopa, Pinal, Pina, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, & Cochise counties.

Hardiness: Said to be hardy below 10 F. Not verified.

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)
8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Partial Shade

Elevation: 2,500 - 5,000 feet. Will grow at lower elevations.

Habitat: Found throughout upper desert scrub and oak woodlands in Arizona. Does best in dry, sandy, well-drained/light soils. An ideal xeriscape landscape plant in Arizona.

Miscellaneous: Shrub Photos Taken October 11, 2006. Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Near Superior, Arizona. Flower Photos Taken May 13, 2008.

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