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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): N/A
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.
A native of moist bottomlands and floodplains of the United States, the shellbark hickory was once a common sight. Only few are left in nature today, but when you do encounter one, it is a memorable sight. Drooping lower branches. Large yellow-green leaves. Shaggy bark curling up at the ends. The long-living shellbark hickory will reward patient tree planters with strong limbs, few natural pests, low maintenance, and large nuts.
Each tree and plant is guaranteed to grow, or we'll replace it within one year of shipment.
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.
Potted (also called containerized) trees are shipped in 4" containers. Because the roots are packed in soil, the trees don't
need to be dormant for shipping. Benefits to potted trees include:
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. Some advantages of 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
Plugged trees are grown in a soil plug. While not shipped in a pot, these trees do have soil around the roots. Benefits of this type of tree include:
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