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Shagbark Hickory

Botanical Name
Carya ovata
Hardiness
Zones 4 to 8
Height
60 to 80 feet
Width
30 to 50 feet
Flowers
April or May: male catkins, female terminal spikes
Fruit
1 to 1.5" rounded nut
Fall Color
Yellow to gold
Light
Full sun to light shade
Soil
Well-drained, prefers loamy but is adaptable
Planting & Care
  • Tap root makes transplanting difficult
  • Moderately salt tolerant
Problems
Leaf spot, fruit litter

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