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Carya glabra /Coastal Pignut Hickory

Carya glabra  / Carya glabra
Autumn color
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Autumn color

Close-up of autumn colored foliage

Mature tree on woodland edge

Close-up of the compound leaves

Foliage and cluster of nuts

Cluster of nuts in mid summer

Specimen tree along a woodland drive

Foliage and nuts

Autumn tree backlighted in autumn sunlight

Young tree

Close-up of deeply ridged bark

Cluster of nuts in mid summer

Nuts on the ground in winter

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Scientific Name: Carya glabra
Common Name: Coastal Pignut Hickory
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: Squirrels and other mammals eat the nuts, but these nuts are not liked by humans. This native, strong growing tree is found in many areas of the USA. It has wood used for smoking meat and its autumn color can be outstanding. Normally associated with upland sites where soils are well drained but can tolerate a rather wide range of soil types.