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

Celtis laevigata var. reticulata

Ulmaceae (Elm family)


The tree trunk has smooth gray bark that becomes ridged on the trunk and can form warty bumps. It can reach up to 20 feet or 6 meters in height. Leaves are simple with a pointed tip and rough texture; quite often curl up and/or drop from the tips of the twigs year-round. The upper surface is somewhat rough to the touch and darker green than the lower surface. Leaf veins are light yellow on the lower surface. Flowers are inconspicuous. The Hackberry fruit is a red berry about ¼ inch in diameter. The berries are a source of food for wildlife. 


Netleaf Hackberry is native to Texas and grows in rocky, limestone soils, stream beds, washes, and dry limestone hills. It can withstand drought and high temperatures.