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Shellbark Hickory (Carya lacinosa)

Shellbark Hickory (Carya lacinosa)

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2 Year Old Bareroot Seedling 8"-14"

Shellbark Hickory, or kingnut, produces the largest hickory nut in the family is quite uncommon to find these days due to habitat destruction. Simply beautiful trees with large exotic looking leaves Shellbark Hickory is best at home in the lowlands or rich river valleys. Many forms of wildlife feed on the nuts. The bark also has a distinct peeling look, though not as pronounced as shagbark. All the hickories, including shellbark, need a friend or two nearby for pollinating nuts so plant a couple.

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The Tree

Height at maturity:up to 25 meters

Hardiness Zone:


Water Requirements:

Average, needs to be well drained

Years to bear:



Prefers full sun


Self sterile, plant at least 2 for pollination. While hickory can cross pollinate amongst species it is unlikely that the bloom times overlap to keep a few of the same together.


Tolerates sand to clay but needs well drained soil

The Benefits

-Edible Nut
-Aesthetically gorgeous
- Strong durable wood

Additional info

-Nuts can be shaken from the tree to beat the critters on the ground from stealing the harvest
-Make sure to give adequate room to the large taproot and ensure that it does not get "J" rooted while planting