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Carya tomentosa

Hickory

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  • Carya tomentosa | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & May
  • Height20m to 30m
  • Growth HabitTall oval
  • Flower ColourYellow-green

Description

Carya tomentosa (Hickory). This is a deciduous species of tree, with leaves that are 7-9 oblong to lanceolate. It will also produce catkins which are yellow-green.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Big-bud hickory, Mockernut

Origin

Eastern and Southern USA

Interest and use

Grown for their stately habit, divided leaves, autumn colour and in some cases, edible nuts.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in fertile moist deep well-drained soil, in a sunny position or with partial shade.

Propagation

Sow the seeds as soon as they are ripe, you can graft some species in the winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for powdery mildew, leaf spot and crown gall.

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