Height: 40′-60′ Spread: 40′-60′. A large shade tree with an irregular habit when young, maturing to a stately rounded crown. The light green foliage can be susceptible to hackberry nipple gall which is merely a cosmetic injury. Characteristic corky, knobbed bark texture. Tolerant of heavy soils and dry conditions. Will shed its leaves early to escape severe drought. Reddish-purple, sweet cherry-like berries ripen in late summer and are a great bird attractant. A Colorado native. Full sun. Zone 3.