Plant Care Common Hackberry

Common Hackberry

Also known as

Western hackberry, Western hackberry, Common hackberry, Nettletree, Sugarberry, Beaverwood, Northern hackberry and American hackberry

Taxonomy

Celtis occidentalis
Celtis
Cannabaceae
Rosales

How to care for Common Hackberry

Water

How often to water your Common Hackberry

Water needs for Common Hackberry
0.5 cups
every 9

Common 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Western hackberry in your home

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

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

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

Common Hackberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Common Hackberry

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Common 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 Common Hackberry after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Common Hackberry is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Common Hackberry

Common Hackberry


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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