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Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata) - Zone 4

Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata) - Zone 4

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Carya ovata - A native tree, the Shagbark Hickory is a rare jewel in the forests of southern Quebec. In addition to being remarkably ornamental, it produces mild nuts that taste similar to pecans.


It prefers humid lowlands, but also grows in higher grounds provided that the soil is rich and well drained. It grows well even in the shade, which is why it is usually found in mature forests.


Although cutting a healthy Oval Hickory is unfortunate, its wood can be used for smoking food, for cabinet making and for making the best tool handles.

Size and shape

It can reach up to 25 m in height and 60 cm in diameter. It can live up to 200 years and grows rather slowly. The trunk is straight and slender. The top is composed of short branches spread upwards.


Self-fertile. The presence of at least two trees ensures a good production of ideal nuts.


Seedlings from the Montérégie region.
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