| Sugarberry, Hackberry, Sugar Hackberry, Texas Sugarberry, Southern Hackberry, Lowland Hackberry, Palo Blanco
Sugar Hackberry grows across the eastern two thirds of Texas, the only hackberry that occurs in all ten vegetational areas of the state. It will grow on almost any type of soil as long as it has fair drainage. The bark is generally smooth and devoid of the wart-like projections on trunks of common hackberry, C. occidentalis. It is frequently found in mixed to pure stands in abandoned fields where it is a colonizer. It is a tough durable tree - fast-growing, drought tolerant and an important food source for birds.
Plant Habit or Use: medium tree large tree
Flower Color: greenish, inconspicuous
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: small 1/4" blue-black drupe with a hard nut-like seed inside; favorite of birds
Height: to 60'
Width: to 65 ft.
Plant Character: deciduous
Heat Tolerance: very high
Water Requirements: medium low
Soil Requirements: adaptable