Sugarberry (Celtis laevigata)

This fast growing deciduous tree is the perfect shade tree to welcome into your lawns. Although the spring blooms are in inconspicuous, the leaves change to a beautiful yellow color in the fall, and it produces fruits that are attractive to many animals and birds. The Sugarberry is also a host plant for many butterfly larvae. The surface roots of this large tree may rise out of the ground, so planting it near a sidewalk is not the ideal location. But, donít let that discourage you; this large tree is a wonderful addition for any property.

Attracts: American SnoutTawny EmperorHackberry EmperorQuestion MarkMourning Cloak,  and more

Color(s): Inconspicuous blooms

Sun Exposure: Sun or partial

Soil: Tolerates drought, well drained

Average Height: 60 ft. - 80 ft.

Average Spread:

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 5 - 10

Note: Salt Tolerant

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