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Glendale Public Library
Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Celtis pallida-Desert Hackberry   

10-15' tall by 8-10' wide. Moderately fast grower, A thorny evergreen shrub, Small dark green leaves.  Tiny edible sweet orange fruit in fall.  Bird attractor.  Native in SW and northern Mexico 2-4000', Sun, Partial Shade. Slow. A dense twiggy plant. Larval foodplant for snout butterfly and empress leilia.


Webmaster & Author George Hull Last Updated August 10, 2003