Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata) KAR-ee-ah oh-VAY-tah

Family Juglandaceae
Why Like A large native deciduous tree which takes its name from its shaggy bark as it gets older. Hickory nuts were an important food source for early settlers and Native Americans, as well as animals. Hickory Wood is often used for firewood, and for smoking meats. The wood is very hard, and is used in a variety of wooden products. Andrew Jackson, the 7th US president was known as "Old Hickory." Leaves turn an attractive yellow in fall.
Plant Data
I am a... Deciduous Perennial Tree
Mature Size 70 - 90 feet tall. 50 - 70 feet wide.
Sun Exposure Part Shade - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance Medium :
Zones 4a - 8b
Tags Deer Resistant
Bloom Period April to May
Flower Color Greenish-Yellow
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