Flowers are greenish-to yellow 1/4 inch across and lack petals. There are 4-6 spreading septals. Male flowers appear at the base of new branchlets and have 4-6 brown stamens. Female flowers are singles or doubles from the leaf axis. Flower stalks can be hairy or smooth and are about 3/8 inch long when in flower and grow to 3/4 inch long with fruit. Fruit is round and berry-like, 1/4-1/2 around, ripening from green to dark maroon in late summer.
|Habitat||The Hackberry tree's growth varies widely based upon habitat. The tree itself is not showy, nor does it have remarkable fall color. That said, it is of high value to birds including quail, pheasants, woodpeckers, and cedar waxwings. Further, it is a host for the Question Mark, Mourning Cloak, and American Snout butterflies.|
|Leaf Description||Leaves are glossy green, ovate and lanceolate. The base is rounded and the margins are serrated. 2.5- 4 inches long and 2.5-5 inches wide.|
|Light Source||Partial Shade, Sun|