Netleaf hackberry tree
Common Name Netleaf Hackberry, Western Hackberry, Palo Blanco, Acibuche
Latin Name Celtic reticulata
Native Habitat Deserts below 6,000 feet from California to Texas and south into Mexico
Soil Dry to moist, decomposed granite, clay loam, limestone, low to some organic content, well drained, will grow in grass, does not mind foot traffic around its base
Water Once or twice per month in hot dry weather
Height X Width Maximum 75 X 75 feet, usual 15 feet X 20 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green, winter deciduous
Garden Suitability Thornless, Songbird, Butterfly
Ornamental Value Attracts songbirds in fall and winter, good shade tree, small green flowers in spring
Nature Value Winter fruits eaten by songbirds, game birds, and other animals, larval plant for butterflies, cover for quail, erosion control
Native American Uses Dry berries ground for food
Links  
    Images and data: http://www.naturesongs.com/vvplants/hackberry.html
    Images and data: http://www.saguaro-juniper.com/i_and_i/trees&shrubs/riparian_trees&shrubs/netleaf_hackberry/netleaf_hackberry.html
    Images and data: http://www.noble.org/imagegallery/woodhtml/NetleafHackberry.html
    Images and data: http://cals.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Celtis_reticulata.html
    Images and data: http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Ulmaceae/Celtis_reticulata.html
    Distribution map: http://esp.cr.usgs.gov/data/atlas/little/celtreti.pdf
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