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About the Shellbark Hickory :

The Shellbark Hickory tree, Carya laciniosa, is also know as bigleaf shagbark, kingnut, big shellbark, bottom shellbark, thick shellbark and western shellbark). This deciduous tree is similar to that of the Shagbark Hickory, but often not quite as shaggy. The fruit is larger than other hickories. This is a big tree and it prefers wet, fertile bottomland. It is less common than either the Shagbark or Bitternut Hickories. The wood is similar to that of the Shagbark Hickory and is used in much the same way.

Its sweet, huge nuts are relished by squirrels and give it an alternative common name of King Nut Hickory, due to their being the largest of the hickories. Like other hickories, it is very tolerant of summer drought.The nuts of shellbark hickory are utilized by wildlife (ducks, quail, wild turkeys, squirrels, chipmunks, deer, foxes, raccoons, and white-footed mice) and man. This tall shade tree displays a yellow fall color.

Shellbark Hickory Facts
Mature Height :
80-100 feet
Mature Spread :
60-75 feet
Mature Form :
Tall - narrow crown
Growth Rate :
Moderate
Sun Exposure :
Sun to partial shade
Soil Moisture :
Widely adaptable
Soil Type :
Widely adaptable
Flower Color :
Not showy
Foliage Color :
Green
Fall Color :
Yellow

 

 

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