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Carya cordiformis

Bitternut Hickory, Swamp Hickory

Pronunciation
CAR-y-a cord-ih-FORM-iss
Family
Genus
Nativity

Found throughout the Eastern US

Growth Habit

Narrow habit with thick branches that grow upright forming an irregular crown.

Hardiness
4
Culture

Grows well in rich woodlands and low woods.

Facultative Status
Facultative Upland
Landscape Use

Grows well in rich woodlands and low woods.

Foliage

Alternate, pinnately compound. Very narrow foliage, sharply serrated, most commonly seven leaflets per leaf.

Buds

Buds are valvate, sulfur-yellow terminal bud.

Bark

Gray to brown with shallow furrows.

Flower

Green monoecious flowers bloom in the spring and have little ornamental value.

Fruit

Fruit is a bitter-tasting brown nut enclosed in a husk that splits open at maturity.

Propagation

Seed.

Pests
None serious

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