Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Slow, about 6" per year.Mature Height - 75-100'Mature Width - 35-50'Longevity - Long; many survive 250 years.
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - yellow-green pendulous catkins, 3-4" long; mid-May.Fruit - Globular nut encased by a thick 4 sectioned husk. Seed is edible and quite sweet. Early September-mid October.Leaf - Fall Color - Rich yellow or golden brown.Bark - Gray to brown and breaks up in thin plates which are free at the end and attached at the middleOther Features - When leaves are bruised or crushed they have the faint aroma of apples.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Deep taproot makes transplanting a challenge. Adaptable to wide range of soils. Best in rich, well-drained loams. Not flood tolerant.Native Habitat - Cultivated in 1629. Native from Quebec to Minnesota, south to Georgia and Texas.Diseases and Insects - None serious.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
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 ovata.