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Water Hickory

Carya aquatica

Water Hickory is found in wet, poorly-drained soils. Water Hickory withstands spring floods better than most trees because it breaks dormancy later.

Good conservation tree for wildlife
Excellent in stabilization and mitigation projects

More About Carya aquatica:

Native pecans, hickories and related varieties do not exhibit the vigorous top growth seen in other RPM® varieties. They do, however, develop the dense root mass and always "catch up" with larger seedlings within a few years.

Gardening Suggestions for Water Hickory:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Midwest Native
Wet Soil
Moist, Well-Drained
Height:
75-100 Feet
Spread:
60-70 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
4

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Great Garden Neighbors:
Eastern Cottonwood Eastern Cottonwood
Sycamore Sycamore

Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Upland Birds and Game
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Habit
Deciduous
Attributes
Erosion Control
Midwest Native
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage