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Carya albaCarya alba (C. tomentosa)

mockernut hickory

Photograph(s) by*: USDA NRCS

Characteristics

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

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 6.5-7.4
Soil type: Loamy Sandy

Habitat

ridges, dry hills, and hillsides; rich well drained soils

Native to

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

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *

Notes

good fall color



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/449.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004