Shagbark Hickory


Shagbark Hickory

Carya ovata 60-80' or taller.

One of our most beautiful native nut trees. Straight trunked with branches that curve skyward at the tips. Not only does the bark shag, it looks like huge long strips are about to fall off.

After the tree reaches bearing age, about 40 years, it will shower the yard with sweet edible nuts. Those left unharvested will likely be planted by local creatures, some four legged, some two. Rich yellow fall foliage.

Slow growing but very long-lived. Tough wood used for making tool handles.

Prefers rich well-drained loam but is adaptable. Self-pollinating. Native to eastern U.S. Z4. (1-3' bare-root trees)

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