SUGAR HACKBERRY Palo Blanco, Texas
Ceitis laevigata- Ulmaceae, Elm Family
Tall tree with broad, rounded,
Height: 30-50 feet, up to 100
Flowers: Green, small and
Fruit: Small maroon or purplish
Foliage: Deciduous, sometimes
turns yellow in fall.
Bark: Light-gray, smooth; with
corky warts and ridges.
Growth rate: Fast.
Sun: Partial shade to full sun.
soil.- Tolerates wide range.
Drainage: Moderately drained.
Water: Medium; drought tolerant
once established; stores water in trunk.
Maintenance: Little needed.
Wooded areas near riverbanks and
drainage ditch banks.
Invaluable, proficient provider of
fruits for birds; nest sites; leaves browsed by butterfly caterpillars, deer,
Will provide good fast shade to
treeless areas; resists city pollution; songbirds are attracted to this widely
planted ornamental that has a visually interesting combination of warty trunk
bark and gracefully drooping branches. Relatively short-lived and shallow