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Hickory, Shagbark

Hickory, Shagbark

Carya ovata

Family: Juglandaceae

6-18 inch height at sale, bare root


Native to Vermont

Sourced from NY


Choice edible. Firewood dense, hot

  • General Information

    Recommended Spacing (ft)

    30 - 50

    Mature Width (ft)

    40 - 50

    Mature Height (ft)

    70 - 80

    Annual Growth Rate (in)

    6 - 12

    Sun Preference

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

    Soil Type

    Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay

    Soil Moisture


  • 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. In West Haven, VT, there is a shagbark hickory that is just shy of 90 ft tall. 

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