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Shellbark Hickory

Largest of All Hickories

Tasty, thin-shelled nuts split on their own when fully ripe, with a flavor similar to pecans. Attractive tree that tolerates many soil types. Grows 60 to 80 ft. tall with a straight, sturdy trunk, shaggy bark and glowing golden timber. Plant two for pollination.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

  • 70066
  • 2'-3' bareroot
  • $19.99
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Carya laciniosa
  • Height: 60 - 80 feet.
  • Spacing: 50 feet.
  • Depth: Same as in the nursery.
  • Spread: 50 feet.
  • Light Required: Full sun.
  • Pollinator: Plant two or more trees for best pollination.
  • Yield: Approximately 25 - 75 pounds at maturity.
  • Foliage: Alternate, pinnately compound; 4 - 8 inch long; deep yellow-green foliage.
  • Blooms: April - May.
  • Fruit: Sweet and edible nuts.
  • Zone: 4 - 8 (-20° F.).
  • Form: Narrow, oblong foliage.
  • Flower Form: Monoecious, male has catkins, female has terminal flower spikes.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained moist, organic, deep, fertile soil.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Comments: Largest of all hickories. Tasty, thin-shelled nuts split on their own when fully ripe, with a flavor similar to pecans. Attractive tree that tolerates many soil types. Grows 60-80 feet tall with a straight, sturdy trunk, shaggy bark and glowing golden timber. Plant two for pollination.

Shipping

Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONE Fruit Trees
1A-4A 4/1/19 - 6/7/19
4B 4/1/19 - 6/7/19
5A 3/18/19 - 6/7/19
5B 3/4/19 - 6/7/19
6A 3/4/19 - 6/7/19
6B 3/4/19 - 6/7/19
7A 2/11/19 - 6/7/19
7B 2/11/19 - 6/7/19
8A & B 2/11/19 - 6/7/19
9A & B 2/11/19 - 6/7/19
10A & B 2/11/19 - 6/7/19
Last Order Date 6/4/2019

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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