Celtis laevigata
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Celtis laevigata

American sugarberry

  family celtidaceae 
  genus celtis 

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Genus  Celtis Species  laevigata Variety  Cultivar  Common names  American sugarberry Family  CELTIDACEAE Specimen number  S2581 Data source  GrUnFr p319
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  60' - 80' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The berries are 1/4 inch oblong drupe, orange-red in color. It is sweet tasting. Celtis laevigata if frequently used in sweets. American sugarberry is most often used fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh   Sweets Nutritional value  Edible parts  Berries Description of edible parts 1/4 inch oblong drupe, orange-red in color Flavor / texture  sweet tasting
Horticulture notes  No special fertilization is necessary for Celtis laevigata to produce fruit. Propagation of American sugarberry can be achieved by seed. This plant probably originates from southern US.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Celtis laevigata is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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