Celtis reticulata, with common names including netleaf hackberry, western hackberry, Douglas hackberry, netleaf sugar hackberry, palo blanco, and acibuche, is a small- to medium-sized deciduous tree native to western North America.
Scientific Name: Celtis reticulata
Common Name: Netleaf Hackberry
Also Called: Acibuche, Netleaf Hackberry, Netleaf Sugar Hackberry, Palo Blanco, Sugar Hackberry, Texas Sugarberry, Western Hackberry
Family: Ulmaceae, Elm family
Synonyms: (Celtis douglasii, Celtis occidentalis var. reticulata, Celtis reticulata, Celtis reticulata var. vestita, Celtis laevigata var. reticulata)
Size: Up to 48 feet tall more or less; trunks to 20 inches or so.
Growth Form: Large shrubs and small trees; plants not armed; bark gray and smooth, deeply furrowed or textured with ridges or rings at maturity.
Leaves: Green; alternate; deciduous; highly variable, ovate to lanceolate, asymmetrical, about ½ inch long and up to 3 or 3½ inches; upper leaf surface (adaxial) gray green, yellow green below (abaxial); often leathery, numerous insect galls; margins entire or serrate on the upper end (distal).
Flower Color: Inconspicuous; axillary inflorescence usually stalked (peduncle); flowers may be bisexual or unisexual on the same plant; fruit a spheric, persistent orange,red or green 1-seeded drupe.
Flowering Season: March to April.