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Carya cordiformisCarya cordiformis

bitternut hickory, swamp hickory, pignut, bitternut

Photograph(s) by*: PLANTS

Characteristics

Height: 60-100'
Spread: 60-100'
Flowers: Apr.-May; yellow-green
Fruit: Aug.-Oct.; yellowish green; nut/nut-like
Fall color: yellow

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 6.5-7.4
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

can grow in swamps and frequently flooded areas and dry hillsides; does best in rich bottomlands

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/1346.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004