Carya cordiformis

Bitternut Hickory

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Slow-medium; 12-24" per year.
Mature Height - 75-100'
Mature Width - 75-100'
Longevity - Maximum age around 200 years.

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Male catkin in 3's at base of new growth, 3-4" long, pendulous; yellow-green. Female flowers are a short, 4-angled terminal spike.
Fruit - round nut enclosed by a 4 winged husk. Late August-mid October
Leaf -
Fall Color - golden yellow-brown.
Bark - gray to brown and shallowly furrowed.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Grows in moderately acid to alkaline soil, pH 5.6-8.0. Common on moderately fine silty or sandy clays. Tolerates poor drainage. Tolerates wet to dry soil.
Native Habitat - Eastern United States.
Diseases and Insects - infrequent problems; bark beetles in drought
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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Hickory.
- Other plants of the family Juglandaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Carya.
- Other plants of the species Carya cordiformis.