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Carya glabraCarya glabra

pignut hickory, sweet pignut hickory, smooth bark hickory

Photograph(s) by*: CM NRCS

Characteristics

Height: 60-100'
Spread: 35-50'
Flowers: Apr.-May; yellow-green
Fruit: Sept.-Oct.; dark brown; nut/nut-like
Fall color: yellow

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Dry Moist Wet
Soil pH: 6.5-7.4
Soil type: Loamy

Habitat

dry woods, primarily on hillsides and along dry ridges; does best in deep, moist, well drained soils

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *

Notes



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1234.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004