The leaves of Common hackberry are glossy green, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate and the base is rounded and asymmetric. They are 6 - 10 cm (2.5 – 3.9 in) long and 2,5 – 5 cm (1 – 2 in) broad. The leaf margin is serrated.
The flower is greenish and comes shortly after the leaf shoots.
The stone fruit is stalked, ovate, green-black, and serves as bird food.
The twigs are red-brown with lenticels.
single tree, planting in groups in parks and gardens