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Carya cordiformis

More About Carya cordiformis

  • Open, broadly columnar with an irregular, oval to rounded crown
  • Distinctive, sulphur-yellow buds
  • Male and female flowers
  • After flowering, slightly flattened, spherical nuts form, about 2 cm in diameter
  • Compound, green leaves, 7 to 11 leaflets, turn a greenish-yellow colour in the fall
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

4

Height:

15-20 m

Spread:

14-15 m

Colour:

Lime-green
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Bitternut Hickory Growing and Maintenance Tips

Bitternut hickory need a lot of water during the summer, so consider collecting rainwater to help keep the soil moist. Adaptable to a range of soil conditions and moistures. Once considered hard to transplant, newer nursery practices are changing this concept.


Carya cordiformis Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Catkins
Fall Color
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Upright
Tree form
Rounded

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Specimen
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Carya cordiformis

Carya glabra

Carya glabra

Pignut Hickory

Carya ovata

Carya ovata

Shagbark Hickory