University of Florida

Celtis laevigata

Common name(s): Mississippi Hackberry, Sugarberry

Plant type: deciduous large tree
Primary method of propagation: seed
Alternate propagation method(s): cutting, grafting/budding

Propagation by Cuttings

Time of year to take cuttings: Autumn
Rooting environment: no information

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: stratify 40 degrees F 2-3 months.
Preferred temperature for germination: 70-85 degrees F
Time required for germination: 12 weeks
Comment: Seedbeds should be mulched with straw or leaves

Propagation by Grafting

Time of year to graft: late Summer
Type of graft: chip
Rootstock: C. occidentalis