Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis, Celtis laevigata)


Common Names: Hackberry, Sugarberry


Distribution: Eastern North America


Color/Appearance: Heartwood is light brown to gray. Wide sapwood is a contrasting light yellow. Susceptible to blue-gray fungal staining if not processed promptly. Its overall appearance is similar to ash (Fraxinus spp.) and it is sometimes used in place of ash.


Janka Hardness: 880 lbf


Density: 3.08 lb/b.f.


Allergies/Toxicity: Hackberry has been reported to cause skin irritation.


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no


Common Uses: Furniture, boxes/crates, veneer, turned objects and bent parts.