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Carya ovata

Common Name(s):
Shagbark hickory
Cultivar(s):
Holden
Categories:
Native Plants, Trees
Comment:

Native; nuts eaten by squirrels; cast medium shade; difficulty to transplant; large strips of exfoliating bark; strong wood

Height:
70-90 ft.
Flower:
Pale green, non-showy flowers as leaves emerge; sweet edible nut
Zones:
4-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil types, including clay
Texture:
Medium to coarse
Form:
Narrow, upright, irregular habit; open branch habit; straight trunk; oblong crown of ascending branches
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade
Width:
30-40 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow
Leaf:
6 in. alternate, compound leaves with 5 leaflets; yellow to golden brown fall color
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 1938

Carya ovata Carya ovata
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Carya ovata Carya ovata
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Carya ovata Carya ovata
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Carya ovata Carya ovata
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Carya ovata Carya ovata
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