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Spiny Hackberry, Granjeno, Desert Hackberry
Scientific Name: Celtis pallida Torr.
Synonym: Celtis spinosa var. pallida, Celtis tala var. pallida, Celtis ehrenbergiana
Family: Ulmaceae
Spiny Hackberry, Granjeno, Desert Hackberry (Celtis  pallida) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 10-13
USDA: 7-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Southwestern USA (Texas, New Mexico), northern Mexico (Chihuahua, Durango, Jalisco, and Michoacán) from 3000 to 8000 feet elevation (1000m to 2400m), South America

Growth Habits: Spiny semi-evergreen shrub, up to 20 feet tall (6 m), 8 feet spread (2.4 m); small dark green leaves

Watering Needs:


Host for the caterpillars of the Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia) butterfly, and of the Snout butterfly (Libytheana carinenta).

Blooming Habits:
Greenish-white flowers in spring. The small edible 0.25 inch orange berries (6 mm) are eaten by birds and mammals.

Fruiting Habits:

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