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Netleaf Hackberry, Palo Blanco, Western Hackberry, Sugarberry, Netleaf Sugar Hackberry
Celtis reticulata


Netleaf hackberry is mostly found in central and north central Texas with isolated populations elsewhere in the state. It is a small tree that can stand severe droughts, low fertility, and wide temperature ranges. Its leaves are thicker than other hackberries, with conspicuous netlike veins on the lower surface; the upper surface feels like sandpaper. It is strongly tolerant of the cotton root rot fungus and fairly resistant to disease and insects.

Plant Habit or Use: small tree medium tree

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: greenish, inconspicuous

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: small, reddish-brown drupe

Height: to 30 ft.

Width: to 35 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: very high high

Water Requirements: low

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

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