hackberry

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any of various trees of the genus Celtis having inconspicuous flowers and small berrylike fruits

small edible dark purple to black berry with large pits

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I'm not suggesting planting hackberries now in the way American elms were planted in the 19th century, up and down every street and in every park.
The path leads to a secluded 8-foot-diameter patio (pictured in the rear) enclosed by a canopy of Chinese hackberries.
From beeches and redwoods to monkey puzzles and hackberries, this oversize encyclopedia provides a wealth of information on hundreds of species of trees.
In Hugh Johnson's Encyclopedia of Trees, he says, "It is the fruit that distinguishes hackberries from the elms.