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Sugarberry, Sugar Hackberry
Scientific Name: Celtis laevigata Torr.
Synonym: Celtis mississipiensis, Celtis smallii, Celtis laevigata var. smallii
Family: Ulmaceae
Sugarberry, Sugar Hackberry (Celtis  laevigata)
Sugarberry (as Celtis mississipiensis), U.S.D.A. Drawing, courtesy Hunt Institute
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 7-14,18-20,25-35
USDA: 7-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Southeastern USA, northern Mexico

Growth Habits: Deciduous tree, rounded crown, 60 to 100 feet tall and wide (18-30 m); smooth, gray to light brown bark, often 'warty' ; alternate, simple leaves, 2 to 4 inches long (5-10 cm), 1 to 2 inches wide (2.5-5 cm), long acuminate tip

Watering Needs: Moderate water, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings

Blooming Habits:
Very small, greenish-white flowers in mid-spring.

Fruiting Habits:
Fleshy, sweet globose fruit, 0.25 to 0.4 inch in diameter (6-10 mm), The fruit is orangish red and becomes purple when ripe in Autumn. They are a favorite of the birds

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