Plant Care Dwarf Hackberry

Dwarf Hackberry

About Dwarf Hackberry

Dwarf Hackberry is a deciduous tree that may grow 20 to 30 feet tall. The leaves are alternate with a smooth or toothed margin and asymmetrical base. In spring, small, stalked, light green flowers mature. The small tree produces an orange-red to dark purple drupe that matures in the fall. The fruit is edible and sweet to the taste. Dwarf Hackberry has a low flammability rating.


Celtis tenuifolia

Also known as

dwarf hackberry and Georgia hackberry

How to care for Dwarf Hackberry


How often to water your Dwarf Hackberry

Water needs for Dwarf Hackberry
0.5 cups
every 9

Dwarf Hackberry needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Dwarf Hackberry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dwarf Hackberry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dwarf Hackberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Dwarf Hackberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dwarf Hackberry in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Dwarf Hackberry

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dwarf Hackberry: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dwarf Hackberry after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Dwarf Hackberry

Dwarf Hackberry

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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