Dwarf Hackberry Celtis tenuifolia
Family: Ulmaceae (Elm)
small tree is very rare in Ontario and closely resembles the typical
Hackberry. In the summer, it is distinguished by smaller leaves
with fewer teeth, smaller fruits, and a much smaller size when
mature. It grows on sandy soils and is really only known from two
areas in Southern Ontario. I'm not sure if there are sufficient
differences in the twigs to make a confident identification likely.
Winter twig of Dwarf Hackberry
Another view of the winter twig
Another view of the winter twig.
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