Shagbark Hickory is an important component of the eastern decidous hardwood forest of North America. It is typically a tall upright tree, often devoid of limbs on the lower portion of the trunk. Trunks of older trees have handsome recurved exfoliating bark. Trees may have excellent golden yellow fall color and produce edible hickory nuts.
Plant Habit or Use:
Medium tree, large tree
sun, partial sun
Green, not ornamental
Hickory nuts encased in a 4-valved woody husk.
70 ft to 80 ft (180 ft)
30 ft to 40 ft
Explanation of the Earth–Kind® Index breakdown
- Heat Tolerance: Low Heat Tolerance
- Water Requirements: Medium Water Use
- Soil Requirements: High Soil Requirements
- Pest Tolerance: Low Pest Resistance
- Fertility Requirements: Medium Fertility Requirements
USDA Hardiness Zones:
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Regions that intersect these hardiness zones:
Click image for enlarged map of USDA Hardiness Zones
Region A - Panhandle and High Plains• Region B - North and Central Texas• Region C - Northeast and East Texas• Region D - West Texas• Region E - Upper Rio Grande• Region F - Hill Country and Central Coast• Region G - Southeast Texas• Region H - Rio Grande Valley
Excellent wildlife plant. Very slow growing, preserve insitu specimens or plant for your grandchildren.