SUGAR BERRY TREE, CELTIS LAEVIGATA
Sugar Berry Tree
The Sugar Berry Tree grows best in hardiness zones 5 through 10. It prefers to be located in full sun and likes soil conditions that are moist and rich. It can tolerate short periods of drought. This tree will be one of the first to bloom in the garden. The tree requires very little maintenance. The tree grows to be anywhere from 40 to 60 feet at maturity and 60 to 80 feet around. It can easily live to be 150 to 200 years old.
The tree has two very unique qualities which will make it a welcome addition to any landscape. One being the unusual bumpy bark. The other being the pleasantly sweet smell that will be noticeable throughout the garden while the small, white flowers are in bloom. The branches can easily be pruned and brought inside to use in flower arrangements.
The tree remains to be attractive into the fall. The tree’s leaves are roughly 5 inches in length and start as light green in the early spring and turn to an orange or yellow in color in the fall. At the base of leaves, the fruits are formed and are eaten by birds during the winter.
Ships As – Bareroot Plant