Shagbark Hickory Tree

Shagbark Hickory Tree

Shagbark Hickory Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Carya ovata
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 8
Growth_Rate:   Slow
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; range of soil types including clay
Texture:   Medium to coarse
Form:   Narrow
Height:   70 to 90'
Weight:   30 to 40
Leaf:   6" alternate, compound leaves with 5 leaflets; yellow to golden brown fall color
Flower/Fruit:   Pale green, nonshowy flowers as leaves emerge; sweet edible nut
Comments:    Native; nuts eaten by squirrels; cast medium shade; difficulty to transplant; large strips of exfoliating bark; strong wood
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Holden