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Carya ovataCarya ovata

shagbark hickory, scalybark hickory, shellbark hickory

Photograph(s) by*: USDA NRCS

Characteristics

Height: 70-100'
Spread: 35-50'
Flowers: May-Jun.; yellow-green
Fruit: Sept.-Oct.; dark or reddish brown; nut/nut-like
Fall color: brown

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: 4-6.7
Soil type: Loamy Sandy

Habitat

both dry upland slopes to 2,000 feet, and deep well-drained soils in lowlands and valleys

Native to

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

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *

Notes

attractive peeling bark



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1347.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004