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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.
  • Zone 4 - 8 (-20° F.).
  • Height 60 - 80 feet.
  • Light Required Full sun.

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Plants are not available in AE AK AZ CA GU HI PR TX
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  • Botanical Name: Carya laciniosa
  • Height: 60 - 80 feet.
  • Spacing: 50 feet.
  • Depth: Same as in the nursery.
  • Spread: 50 feet.
  • Sun/Shade: 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.
  • 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: Large taproot. Hard to transplant. Tree is high branching and has shaggy bark. Sweet and very edible nuts. May not bear nuts until 7 - 10 years of age. Nuts are favored for baking. Do not fertilize when first planted, unless it is a slow release fertilizer in pellet form. Mulch around the tree 4 - 6 inches to retain moisture in the soil. Water 1 - 2 times weekly. This tree needs a pollinator. For optimum crop, plant two or more trees. Unable to ship to AE, AK, AZ, CA, GU, HI, PR, TX.

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