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Carya glabra

More About Carya glabra

  • Open, rounded crown
  • Yellowish-green, non-showy flowers
  • Male and female flowers
  • After flowering, spherical nuts form, about 2 cm diameter
  • Trees are not productive until they reach 25 years in maturity
  • Compound, green leaves, 5 to 7 leaflets, turn yellow in the fall
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

4

Height:

14-16 m

Spread:

8-9 m

Colour:

Lime-green
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Pignut Hickory Growing and Maintenance Tips

These are not generally planted as ornamental trees, as they become very large. In their native habitat, they are found on dry hillsides in full sun.


Carya glabra Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fruit
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Tree form
Rounded

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Carya glabra

Carya cordiformis

Carya cordiformis

Bitternut Hickory