Dwarf Hackberry
  • Dwarf Hackberry

    Celtis tenuifolia 


    A rare and protected species in Ontario, found naturally only in the Grand Bend Pinery on Lake Huron and the Pelee areas of Lake Erie. This member of the Elm family is a low, scraggy shrub with abundant, divergent short branches. Tiny white flowers appear in late spring. In the fall, small orangy-brown edible berries are produced. Nursery propogated only. Dwarf hackberry occurs in areas that experience extreme drought allongside with other rare species of plants. It is host to several rare insects, including beetles that have only recently been recognized in Canada.

    • Characteristics

      Type: Shrub

      Height: 3-12 Feet

      Blooms: May to June

      Bloom Colour: White

    • Growth Conditions

      Light: Full Sun to Part Shade

      Soil: Dry to Moist, Sandy/Gravel & Average Soil

      Habitat: Sandy Soils, Dunes, Dry Open Woods, Rocky Hills & Barrens

    Pot Sizes

    Nursery Location:

    (Ignatius Jesuit Centre)

    5420 Hwy 6 

    Guelph ON 

    N1H 6J2

    Phone: 519-760-0055

    Email: info@originnativeplants.com

    Mailing Address:

    2 Cassino Avenue

    Guelph, ON

    N1E 2H8

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