Category Archives: Hickory Trees

SHAGBARK HICKORY (Carya ovata)

  The hardiest of the hickory species, shagbarks range from southern Canada to Minnesota, and south to Texas and Florida. The large range of the shagbark creates a large genetic pool and gives cultivars distinct variations. It is generally a good idea to plant varieties that come from the same climate zone as you live in. Shagbarks are characterized by picturesque form, ornamental shaggy bark, and handsome buds, and a kernel thought by many nut growers to be the best flavored of the nuts. Although slow growing, shagbarks reach heights of 70-80' and should be planted
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SHELLBARK HICKORY (Carya lacinosa)

  The shellbark hickory produces a large usually thicker shelled nut than does the shagbark, with the same ornamental qualities, and fine kernel flavor. The natural range of the shellbark does not extend as far north as the shagbark, and they are typically a lowlands species. The foliage of the shellbark clones have good scab resistance. Columnar shaped trees reach 70-80' and should be planted 30-50' apart. Nut harvest begins in 5-10 yrs. Plant at least two different varieties for pollination. PRICES: Small (1'-2'): $40.00 Medium (2'-3'): $50.00 Large (3'-4'): $60.00 Extra Large (4'-5'): $70.00 5'-6': $80.00 DEWEY MOORE OH. 1987. A.M. Cox
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