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Carya tomentosa

Shagbark Hickory

Pronunciation
CAR-y-a tom-en-TOS-a
Family
Genus
Nativity

Ontario to Nebraska, south to Florida

Growth Habit

Narrow to broad rounded

Hardiness
4
Culture

Moist to dry soils, full sun.

Facultative Status
Facultative Upland
Landscape Use

Large shade tree for parks and country estates. Native of the Eastern United States, is uncommon in cultivation. It has uniquely textured bark with net-like ridges and fissures. Fall color is beautiful and long lasting. Use in situations where other hickories would be used.

Foliage

Yellow green in summer. Very nice golden yellow in the fall.:Golden yellow in fall

Bark

Bark is finely furrowed and gray, pubescence makes this distinguishable.

Flower

*Non-showy, monoecious, yellow-green flowers bloom in April-May with the male flowers in drooping catkins up to 6 inches long and the female flowers on short spikes. Female flowers give way to fruits (rounded nuts), but only after the tree reaches about 25 years old.

Fruit

Hard nuts encased in a four-valved husk.

Propagation

Seed.

Pests
None serious.

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