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Sugar Hackberry

Celtis laevigata v. magnifica

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Photo Credit: Fruits. Franklin Bonner, USFS (ret.), Bugwood.org
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Photo Credit: Bark. Chris Evans, Illinois Wildlife Action Plan, Bugwood.org
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Photo Credit: Bark. Vern Wilkins, Indiana University, Bugwood.org
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Photo Credit: Leaves. Chris Evans, Illinois Wildlife Action Plan, Bugwood.org

The sugar hackberry, or sugarberry, is a fast-growing large tree with a broad vase-shaped crown. While its native range is south of Maryland, it’s very hardy. Its small sweet fruits attract many species of birds. The leaves turn bright yellow in the fall, and the silvery bark has a few corky growths providing interest year-round.

 Tree Height 
 Mature Crown Spread 
Mature
Tree Height
60-80 FT
Mature
Crown Width
60-80 FT
Growth
Per Year
1-2+ FT

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