Habitat: The Hackberry grows in all kinds of soils, but it prefers limestones. Rather resistant to drought, It can survive periods of extremely dry weather. It prefers a sunny position. Height:12 - 25 metres high. Bark: grey, interspersed with excrescences and with crests corkies as well as of scaly flakes.
It differs from the Hackberry of Provence by its smaller leaves, too toothed, and asymmetrical at the base.
Sugar Hackberry, Celtis laevigata
It attains 25 m, while that of Virginia is twice less high. Its bark, on elderly plants, is covered with wartlike excrescences. Its fruit, ripe, is smaller (0,6 cm) than that of the Hackberry of Provence. It is orange red with purple.