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Shellbark Hickory
Carya laciniosa
Shellbark Hickory leaves
Size:

Small

Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Hickory bark beetle.
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8 
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Mature Height: 70-100 Feet
Features: Bark is loose and shaggy in appearance; yellow to golden bronze fall color.
Culture: Full sun; best in moist soils, tolerates wet sites; prefers slightly acid to neutral soil pH.
Mature Form: Narrowly oblong to irregular
Native To: United States
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Soil condition: WetWet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Tolerance: Wet SitesWet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Brown
Yellow
 
Additional Notes: This tree is difficult to transplant due to a deep taproot. The size of the tree limits its use in many landscapes.The nuts can be messy when they fall.

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