The Hackberry tree, known and adored for its sweet fruits, is a very adaptable and easy-to-grow native tree with both high ornamental and wildlife value. It is the northern version of the southern Sugarberry tree. The small fruits it produces persist into the late winter months providing a source of food for species of birds including flickers, cardinals, cedar waxwings, brown thrashers, and robins when there might not be much else around for them to eat, and you can eat them too! The attractive bright green toothed leaves are alternate, 2 to 5 inches long, and have strongly unequal bases and a sharply tapering tip. An other interesting feature is the bark, which is smooth but warty when young but develops into attractive, narrow, corky projecting ridges with age. Growing up to 60 feet tall and wide at maturity makes Hackberry is an excellent ornamental tree for both landscape and street use. Get all the details below!