Hickory, Shagbark

Hickory, Shagbark

Carya ovata

12-18 inch in height at sale, bare root

Native to Vermont

Sourced from NY


Choice edible. Firewood dense, hot

  • Description

    Shagbark hickory is native to the eastern US. The wood is utilized for generating heat and smoking meat and fish. The nuts are edible and also a wildlife forage. 


    Shagbark hickory is usually found in non-wetlands. It grows as a single stem, and its growth rate is slow. At 20 years, the tree is usually around 15 ft tall, but it can reach heights of 75 ft +. In West Haven, VT, there is a shagbark hickory that is just shy of 90 ft tall. 

  • Resources

    Vermont's Big Trees, Parks & Rec

    Shagbark hickory, Go Botany

    Shagbark hickory, Aggies Horticulture