Carya ovata--Shagbark Hickory

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Carya ovata--Shagbark Hickory

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Shagbark hickory reaches a height of 60 to 80 feet and spreads 25 feet. The tree has an oval outline with the lower branches somewhat drooping, the upper branches upright, and the middle branches just about horizontal. The growth rate is slow to moderate and the tree is somewhat difficult to transplant. The nuts are edible but must also be cleaned up. Shagbark hickory grows best in a sunny location and light well drained soil. The tree has two ornamental characteristics, the tendency of the bark to peel off in long strips and a golden yellow fall color.

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