shagbark hickory - Juglandaceae Carya ovata

Foliage

shagbark hickory Foliage

Bark

shagbark hickory Bark

Bud

shagbark hickory Bud

Twig

shagbark hickory Twig

Fruit

shagbark hickory Fruit
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Taxonomy

FamilyJuglandaceae
GenusCarya
Speciesovata
Common Nameshagbark hickory
iTree CodeCAOV2

Plant Form

FormTree: narrow to spreading crown
Height80 feet
Spread50 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliagegreen with 5-7 leaflets 4-7" long, elliptic to oblong-lancelet and serrate; entire leaf can be 8 - 14" longLeaf Type Information IconCompound - Pinnate
Needles0
Barksmooth grey when young, shredded shagging bark falling in long strips with age
Budovate, 1" long, brown with 2-4 pubescent overlapping scales (imbricate)Bud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twigreddish brown to gray, hairy with numerous lenticels when young, then gray & smooth with age
Flowermale: 3 branched catkins; female: flowered spikes
Fruithard shelled nuts in a 4 seamed (sutured) husk; husk green, then brown/black
Fall Coloryellow

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min4bMin6.0SoilIntolerant
Max9aMax7.0SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntermediateHighUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska NativeYes Check
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States, Canada
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