Sugarberry (Celtis laevigata)
Copyright: Fred Miller
(aka Southern Hackberry) 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, don’t let that discourage you; this large tree is a wonderful addition for any property.
Sugarberry is a Host Plant for:Tawny Emperor, American Snout, Mourning Cloak, Question Mark, Hackberry Emperor, and more
Color(s): Inconspicuous blooms
Sun Exposure: Sun, partial shade
Soil: Tolerates drought, well-drained
Average Height: 60 ft. to 80 ft.
Average Spread: Somewhat narrower spread
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 5 to 10
Note: Salt Tolerant