BlueBell Nursery - Trees & Shrubs - Carya - Carya ovata

Carya ovata
Carya ovata
Carya ovata
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Available Summer 2019 - 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.

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! 

Only recommended for patient gardeners happy to plant out a young specimen and watch it develop over the years.

Please do not buy this plant if you require an instant tree!!

Supplied Size: Sorry, now sold out. If you are interested in this plant please email us at or call our office on (01530) 413700 and we will contact you when next available.

  • 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

Plant Video

The Carya ovata in our woodland gardens (taken in September 2010).


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