Hardiness Zone3a (ref. University of Florida)
Region of OriginEast Central North America
Mother Tree located inSherbrooke, Québec
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Hackberry is a tree native to Quebec (Montreal area) which is increasingly popular in landscape design. In recent years, we even plant it as a street tree. It is part of the elm family and replaces it in landscaping. This is explained by the fact that hackberry is not troubled by the Dutch elm disease...
This tree, medium-sized, can live 150 years. It tolerates urban conditions, since it is tolerant to compaction, de-icing salts and pollution. Its fruits - called drupes attract birds and are not at all bothersome when they fall to the ground. Furthermore, it adapts to any type of soil. That is why it has become one of the favorite trees of Quebec municipalities...
Hackberry is very versatile and requires minimal maintenance. It is advisable to prune young subjects, in order to clear the apical dominance and thus to promote the development in height of the trunk.