Type: Deciduous tree
Height: 75-100 feet
Spread: 40-70 feet
Native Range: Iowa and Indiana south to Texas and Mexico, in Missouri statewide except for Northwest corner of the state
Ideal Site Requirements:
Soil: hummus, rich, moist, well drained
Sunlight needs: Full sun
Landscape use: Tall ornamental shade tree for large spaces, or grown for nut production
Brief Description: Largest of the hickories with a large rounded spreading crown, trunks 2’-4’ in diameter, 8-10 years for first nut crop. Not appropriate for small yards/spaces.
Possible Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Scab can infect both nuts and foliage, although scab resistant cultivars are available. Aphids, pecan weevils, twig girdlers and fall webworms can also do damage.
Stand out Features: Edible nuts
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