Carya ovata / Shagbark Hickory


One of the most distinctive looking trees in our region, with unique bark and delicious edible nuts. A relative of the pecan. Foliage turns golden yellow in autumn.

Host plant for the banded and hickory hairstreak butterflies. Also, a host plant for innumerable moth species, including the polyphemus moth.

Two or more are recommended for cross pollination.

Read more on our blog about this preparing this edible plant.

NOTE: We are offering first year seedlings. Approximately 6″-8″ tall.

Height: 60′+        Blooms: May

Habitat: Dry to moist soils, sun to part sun

Deer Resistance: Low

Provenance: NJ


BONAP 2022 Carya ovata Native Range Map

Additional information


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