(Shag Bark Hickory) A superb tree, native to large areas of North America with bright green summer leaves that turn a glowing golden-yellow in autumn.
IMPORTANT - This plant can only be ordered for collection from nursery. It cannot be delivered!
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A superb tree, native to large areas of eastern North America and one of the stars of the famous Westonbirt Arboretum with its green leaves that turn a glowing golden-yellow in autumn. A fantastic specimen tree and can in a good position produce sweet, edible seed when mature. Its eventual size makes it suitable for larger gardens or woodland areas.
Only recommended for patient gardeners happy to plant out a young specimen and watch it develop over the years.
IMPORTANT (PLEASE READ) - As a general rule, Carya grow poorly in containers and should be planted out when young before they develop a large tap root. Therefore the few plants we have available are very small at a seedling size and absolutely not for instant gratification!
- Position: Full sun or light, partial shade.
- Soil: Fertile, well drained soil. Will tolerate chalky soils.
- Hardiness: Hardy. Carya ovata will establish itself better in a warm garden.
- Flowering Period: June.
- Rate of Growth: Slow.
- Habit: Carya ovata grows to be a medium sized or eventually large, stately tree.
- Height: 25 - 30 m
- Spread: 10 - 15 m
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Eventual Size
- Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall), Tree - Large (over 50 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline
- Special Features
- Autumn Colour, Honey Fungus Resistant
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