Netleaf Hackberry (Celtis laevigata var. reticulata)
Netleaf Hackberry trees. Photograph by Wynn Anderson.
- Common English Names: Netleaf Hackberry, Western
- Common Spanish Names: Palo Blanco
- Scientific Name: Celtis laevigata var.
reticulata (SEL-tiss lee-vih-GAY-tuh variety ree-tic-cu-LAY-tuh)
- Family: Ulmaceae (Elm Family)
- Geographic Range: Central and West Texas north to
Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Colorado, west to Washington, Idaho, and
California; northern Mexico.
- Plant Form: Deciduous tree to 25 ft.
- Remarks: A small, shrubby tree with a twiggy,
somewhat twisted or drooping habit. Leaves are usually ovate with
pronounced net-like veining and rough sandpaper feel. Birds and mammals
relish the small, round, reddish fruit, particularly in winter. Low
to medium water, full sun, good drainage, hardy. Excellent wildlife
Last Update: 10 Nov 2002