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Bitternut Hickory

Carya cordiformis

Bitternut Hickory provides wildlife food and cover. Great for wetlands and conservation projects.

Conservation tree for moist sites
Great for wildlife
Shaggy bark on older trees

More About Carya cordiformis:

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 Bitternut Hickory:

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

Key Characteristics:

Drought Tolerant
Dry
Midwest Native
Average
Height:
35-40 Feet
Spread:
25-30 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
5-8

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:
Water Hickory Water Hickory
Sycamore Sycamore
Eastern Cottonwood Eastern Cottonwood

Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Upland Birds and Game
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Habit
Deciduous
Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Interesting Bark
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