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Hickory Tree Scientific Name, Carya

Hickory trees lose their leaves in the fall and can therefore be classified as deciduous trees. Other deciduous trees include oak trees, maple trees, birch trees, elm trees and most ash trees.

Hickory (Carya spp.) is composed of at least 16 species native to Asia, Central America and North America . The word carya is from the Greek name for nut. This group can be split into the true hickories and the pecans.

Pecan hickories usually have more and narrower leaflets and are generally shorter lived than the true hickories.

Hickory Tree Types: Different Types of Hickory Trees

True Hickories

  • Mockernut Hickory Tree, Carya tomentosa
  • Pignut Hickory Tree, also known as black hickory, Carya glabra
  • Shagbark Hickory Tree, Carya ovata
  • Shellbark Hickory Tree, also known as kingnut, Carya laciniosa

Pecan Hickories

  • Bitternut Hickory Tree, Carya cordiformis
  • Nutmeg Hickory Tree, Carya myristiciformis - nuts are edible
  • Pecan Tree, Carya illinoinensis
  • Water Hickory Tree, Carya aquatica

Feature Hickory Species: Shellbark Hickory

Hickory, Shellbark
Carya laciniosa

An attractive, high-branching tree. Large brown sweet nuts. Likes moist soil. Grows 60' to 80', 40' spread. (Self-pollinating)

The Shellbark Hickory can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.

Type of Tree:
The Shellbark Hickory falls into the following type(s): Nut Trees

Mature Height:
The Shellbark Hickory grows to be 60' - 80' feet in height.

Mature Spread:
The Shellbark Hickory has a spread of about 40' at full maturity.

Spread Variations:
40 feet at maturity

Growth Rate:
This tree grows at a slow growth rate.

Sun:
This hickory does well in full sun.

Soil:
The Shellbark Hickory grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, wet, clay soils.

Shape:
This hickory has oval, rounded shape.

Leaves:
Pinnately compound, 5-9 leaflets, 10"-24" long, dark yellow-green on top.

Flower Color:
Greenish

Bloom Time:
Spring.

Fruit Description:
Large, oval, 1/4" thick husk covers a hard, light brown shell, 1 3/4"-2 1/2" with 4-6 "ribs." The large kernel is sweet. Harvest in fall.

Additional Information: Shellbark Hickory

Attributes:
A native of moist bottomlands and floodplains of the United States, the shellbark hickory's wood is hard and strong, and its nut is prized for its sweetness. It is a sturdy strong with a life span of 80 or more years. The large nut is a wildlife favorite.

Description:
An attractive, high-branching tree. Large brown sweet nuts. Likes moist soil. Grows 60' to 80', 40' spread. (Self-pollinating)

Wildlife Value:
The leaves of the Shellbark Hickory are eaten by deer and other browsers while the nuts are consumed by deer, bear, foxes, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, wild turkey, and wood ducks.

Hickory Tree Trivia

The Shagbark Hickory, so named for the 'shaggy' appearance of its bark, is the most easily identifiable of the hickory species.

The wood of the Pignut Hickory was popular with pioneers due to its flexibility and strength as well as its wood burning qualities.

Hickory Nuts

Most hickories have edible nuts and the pecan is grown commercially. The bitternut and pignut varieties are very bitter and unpalatable.

The pecan nut comes from a type of hickory tree that is native to south and central North America. It consists of seventy percent fat and is used mainly in desserts.

Hickory trees produce a bumper crop of nuts once every 3 years. The nut meat has a mild pleasant taste and they are dense in nutrients and healthy oils.

Most people do not like the taste of shagbark hickory nuts raw. However, when toasted, it is heralded as the "finest native North American nut"

The small kernel from the pignut hickory is not considered fit for human consumption. Therefore only eaten by pigs and other animals.

Harvesting Hickory Nuts

The best time to harvest hickory nuts is in the autumn when they fall off the trees. The husk is brown in color and splits open when the nut is ripe.

The nutmeat can be eaten raw as a snack or used in any recipe that calls for nuts.

The shells can also be used to create that wonderful hickory flavor to your meats on the barbecue or throw a few in the fireplace or wood stove to create a cozy aroma of hickory throughout your home.

Other trees that produce nuts include beech, butternut, chestnut, oak, palm, pecan and walnut.

Hickory Wood

Hickory wood tends to be strong and resilient and is often used to make tool handles, paddles, drumsticks and furniture because of its strength.

On average, Hickory is denser, stiffer, and harder than either White Oak or Hard Maple.

Hickory Wood Chips

Using hickory wood chips on your barbecue gives a traditional smoked flavor to beef, ribs or pork. They can also be used as an alternative heat source to charcoal briquettes on your grill.

Hickory Flooring

The spectacular grain pattern and color variation of hickory flooring can add a rustic flair to your room.

Hickory wood is also used to flavor meats such as ham and bacon because of the excellent flavor the smoke gives these meats when smoking or barbecuing.

The bark of the shagbark hickory is unique because it peels away from the tree in thin strips from 6 inches to as much as 4 feet in length and is used in the production of edible syrup.

Mature shagbark hickory trees are natural roost sites for bats. The sides of the trunk where the bark has lifted away provides a natural habitat for the bats to sleep during the day, hidden from potential predators.

Hickory Tussock Moth Caterpillar

The Hickory Tussock Moth caterpillar feeds on the leaves of hickory, walnut, ash, elm and oak trees from July to September in preparation for their cocoon stage.

The Hickory Tussock Moth caterpillar, although intriguing to look at, is considered poisonous and should not be handled.

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