Shrub or small tree with a short trunk and an open, spreading crown. Fruit orange-red, 1-seeded, sweet berries; 0.3-0.4 in (0.8-1 cm) in diameter. Height: 20-30 ft (6-9 m). Diameter: 1 ft (0.3 m).
Moist soils usually along streams, in canyons, and on hillsides in desert, grassland, and woodland zones.
Central Kansas south to Texas, west to southern California, and north to eastern Washington; also north and central Mexico; usually at 1,500-6,000 ft (457-1,829 m).
This is the native hackberry of the western United States, mainly in the Southwest, but extending eastward into the prairie states. The sweetish fruit is eaten by wildlife and was a food source for Native Americans.