Carya cordiformis (Bitternut Hickory)

One of the fastest and hardiest Hickories. Long graceful staminate catkins hang from branches. Produces nuts. Shade tolerant when young.

Associates:¬†Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple), Carpinus caroliniana (Blue Beech), Carya ovata (Shagbark Hickory), Celtis occidentalis (Hackberry), Claytonia virginica (Spring Beauty), Dentaria laciniata (Toothwort), Geranium maculatum (Wild Geranium), Juglans nigra (Black Walnut), Lindera benzoin (Spicebush), Podophyllum peltatum (Mayapple), Quercus alba (White Oak), Quercus rubra (Red Oak), Sassafras albidum (Sassafras), Smilacina racemosa (False Solomon’s Seal), Tilia americana (American Linden)

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Sun

Full, Partial

Tree Size

40-60' h x 30-40' w

Water

Dry, Medium