Sugar Hackberry, celtis laevigata

Sugar Hackberry, celtis laevigata
Item# DA-sugarhackberry
$1.75
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Product Description

Approximately 1500 Seeds available as of Jan. 11, 2014.

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 91%; Where Harvested (location) - Louisiana

The Sugar Hackberry is uses commonly as a shade tree because it is both handsome and tolerant of urban stresses. It has smooth gray bark that may become somewhat corky with age. Although this native of the southeast US thrives in the wild along stream banks and river flood plains, it adapts well to dry conditions. Its abundant berries attact birds and squirrels. The Sugar Hackberry is a great street tree because of its drought tolerance. If given adequate space it is also an excellent shade tree for parks and landscapes. It can reach a height of 60-80 ft and a width up to 40 ft. Hardy to zone 5.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water for 48 hours, change water each day. Stratification: Cold stratify for 90 days. Germination: Sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp soil, and mulch seed bed. Other: Fall sowing in mulched seedbed is prefered to artificial stratification.