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Celtis laevigata

 Suitable Substitutions for Celtis laevigata

Celtis occidentalis

Celtis occidentalis

Common Hackberry

 

More About Celtis laevigata

  • Upright, arching branches with a rounded, spreading crown
  • Lightly ridged bark is tan when young, turning gray at maturity
  • Non-showy, male and female flowers
  • Dark red to black, sweet berries are eaten by birds, who it turn disperse the seeds
  • Smooth, oval leaves, with serrated margins are light green in the summer
  • Foliage turns yellow in the fall
  • Bloom Time: Early spring

Zone:

5

Height:

20-22 m

Spread:

20-22 m
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Sugarberry Growing and Maintenance Tips

This hardy tree can tolerate many types of soils; clay, sand, loam, alkaline, acidic and well-drained. It is also tolerant of extended flooding, salt and drought. Some pruning may be necessary when the trees are young, to prevent the formation of weak, branch crotches.


Celtis laevigata Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fruit
Fall Color
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Tree form

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Specimen