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Carya ovata/Shagbark Hickory

Carya ovata / Carya ovata
Lawn tree in autumn color
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Lawn tree in autumn color

This hickory grows very tall

Autumn color

Specimen tree in autumn color

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Scientific Name: Carya ovata
Common Name: Shagbark Hickory
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
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: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Trees, Fruiting
Comments: Verticillium wilt attacks this species, but should not preclude its being planted. It has a number of landscape attributes such as autumn color, branching interest and textural contrast. Makes an excellent lawn specimen. Best adapted to upland landscapes where soils are well drained.