Sugarberry (Celtis laevigata)
This fast growing deciduous tree is the perfect shade tree to welcome into your lawns. Although the spring blooms are in inconspicuous, the leaves change to a beautiful yellow color in the fall, and it produces fruits that are attractive to many animals and birds. The Sugarberry is also a host plant for many butterfly larvae. The surface roots of this large tree may rise out of the ground, so planting it near a sidewalk is not the ideal location. But, don’t let that discourage you; this large tree is a wonderful addition for any property.