A large, slow-growing tree of hillsides and uplands, Pignut Hickory produces inconspicuous green flowers (April-May) which mature into somewhat thin-shelled, bitter nuts, which are an important food source for wildlife. Dark-green compound leaves turn a wonderful yellow in the fall. Tolerant of drought and Black Walnuts, the strong, shock-resistant wood of these trees has been historically used for tool handles, ladders, yokes, and wagon wheels, among many other uses.

Dry To Moist
Sun To Part Shade
50-80 feet tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b

Native Range: ME south to FL, west to TX, north to KS and western edge of range through MO, IA, SD, and WI. Also native in Canada in ON. Rare in KS, IA, WI.

Pignut Hickory - < 6 inch tall in a quart pot $11.50

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