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Shagbark Hickory

Carya ovata

Shagbark Hickory is a large tree of great character. Highly adaptable species for landscape use. The gray to brown bark peels off in thin sections. Shagbark Hickory's fall color is rich yellow and golden brown tones. Produces large, edible hickory nuts.

Highly adaptable and easy-to-grow
Characteristic peeling bard

More About Carya ovata:

Crushed leaves have a apple scent. A long lived tree. They are considered to produce a lot of 'litter'(bark and nuts) so place accordingly. Host to a rare Hickory Hairstreak Butterfly.



Edible nuts. Wood lends great flavor to barbeque.

Gardening Suggestions for Shagbark Hickory:

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

Key Characteristics:

Average
Midwest Native
Height:
60-80 Feet
Spread:
40-60 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
4-8

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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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Upland Birds and Game
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Habit
Deciduous
Attributes
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Interesting Bark
Midwest Native
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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