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The Shellbark Hickory can be expected to grow
in the zones listed. More information can be found on the arborday.org
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The Shellbark Hickory falls into the following type(s): Nut Tree
The Shellbark Hickory grows to be 60' to 80' feet in height.
The Shellbark Hickory has a spread of about 40' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a Slow growth rate.
The Shellbark Hickory does well in Full exposure(s).
The Shellbark Hickory grows in Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Drought Tolerant, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Wet soils.
The Shellbark Hickory has a(n) Oval shape.
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. A tough and sturdy tree, it has a life span of 80 or more years. Trees grown from seed will bear large brown sweet nuts in 10-12 years. The large nut is a wildlife favorite.
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 other animals. Produces nectar and/or pollen, thus providing nutrition for bees in early to late spring.
Pinnately compound, 5-9 leaflets, 10"-24" long, dark yellow-green on top.
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.
An attractive, high-branching tree. Likes moist soil. Grows 60'–80' tall, 40' spread. Great wildlife food source with the nuts being consumed by deer, bear, foxes, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, wild turkey and other animals. Bee-friendly (acts as food source for bees while in bloom). Self-fertile (requires wind for pollination); plant more than one tree to ensure crop or better crop. (zones 5–8)
Each tree is guaranteed to grow, or we'll replace it at one half the original price, plus shipping and handling.
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.
Natural Root and Containerized Trees
Natural root (also called bare root) trees are shipped without soil around their roots. They are shipped when dormant in the spring and fall seasons. We dip the roots in a hydrating gel to keep them moist during shipping.
There are a number of advantages to natural root trees:
The Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University has an interesting article about the benefits of planting natural root trees. Look for the PDF entitled Creating the Urban Forest: The Bare Root Method
Potted (also called containerized) trees come in 4" containers.
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