Hackberry trees have smooth, gray bark that often has corky
warts or ridges. The tree may reach 39 meters in height. Hackberry
trees have long-pointed leaves that grow in two rows. The wood
of the hackberry is yellowish.
Hackberry trees bear small, round berries that can be eaten
when they are ripe and fall from the tree.
Habitat and Distribution
This plant is widespread in the United States, especially
in and near ponds.
Hackberries are edible when they are ripe and fall from the
There are also varieties of hackberry that grow in desert
environments, usually in gullies or places where water flows
Here in Arizona they are especially sweet when they are half-dried.