Hackberry Tree - Celtis laevigata - Native Butterfly Host Plant
Hackberry Tree, Sugarberry
Plant Spacing: 30’ from other trees if growth is left unchecked, 8' if trimmed short as a shrub. Hackberry trees may also be kept in containers to regulate growth.
Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant once established
Soil Requirements: Grows well in a variety of soil types
Host Plant For: Hackberry Emperor, Tawny Emperor, Question Mark, Comma, American Snout, and Mourning Cloak Butterflies