Audubon® Native Sugarberry

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SKU
10004492

The National Audubon Society presents a new line of native plants and trees that helps birds and wildlife thrive in your area! Known as the Southern Hackberry, the Audubon® Native Sugarberry Tree (Celtis laevigata) is a hardy native Elm tree relative, with no worry about Dutch Elm disease! Also known sometimes as the Sugar Hackberry.

A tough shade tree that tolerates wind and storms, they’re great street trees or lawn specimens with few issues! Early spring brings green flowers for pollinators and early fall offers sweet and nutritious reddish-brown fruit for birds! The abundant fleshy berry-like drupes mature to deep purple and are edible by people too.

The broad, rounded, open crown of spreading or slightly drooping branches. Yellow fall color and twiggy branches make choice nesting sites for tree-dwellers. The mature gray bark develops the Hackberry’s well-known warty texture.

Planting and Application:

Sugarberry Trees are ideal shade trees and street trees! Also, fantastic lawn and specimen trees the broad limbs provide habitat and wildlife nesting, while shading your home. Reduce cooling costs by planting one of these trees to block the sun beating on your home!

Benefits and attracts Thrushes, Mockingbirds, Waxwings, Orioles, Cardinals, Turkeys, Grouse, Quail, Ducks, & Pheasants, while providing insect food and shelter for many more! Even people can snack on the date-like fruit, however, these are best left for your birds because of the large seeds. The leaves feed Mourning Cloak, Question Mark, Hackberry Emperor, Comma, Snout and Tawny Emperor butterflies!

  • Caterpillar Host Plant & Pollinator Friendly
  • Huge Wildlife & Bird Food, Nesting & Shelter
  • Shade or Street Tree
  • Tolerates Southern Heat & Humidity

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Sugarberry trees do best in growing zones 6-9 and are adaptable to most well-drained soils. Once established, they tolerate dry and rocky soil, occasionally soggy soil and urban pollution.

  • Full Sun & Part Shade
  • Prune in Early Spring
  • Tolerates Clay Soil, Occasional Wet Soil, Air Pollution
  • Grows Well In Pots When Young
  • Mulch New Trees

The heat and humidity tolerant Audubon® Native Sugarberry Tree is a fantastic native shade and tree that is also a boon for wildlife, birds and pollinators! Order yours today before they’re gone at NatureHills.com!

Audubon® Plant Information

Bird-Friendly native trees and plants provide food and shelter for local and migrating birds, as well as other wildlife. By purchasing and planting native flora, you will support Audubon's conservation mission and impact, while helping birds and wildlife thrive!

  • Grown Without Neonicotinoids
  • Audubon® is Licensed & Registered to the National Audubon Society
  • May Not Be Available in Non-Native Regions, States or Countries - Check Here
  • Audubon® Native Plants & Trees are Exclusively Grown by Bower & Branch

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Audubon® Native Sugarberry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Audubon Native Plants & Trees
Botanical Name Celtis laevigata
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 60 - 80 feet
Mature Spread 60 - 80 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Adaptable to Most Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No