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 - 6-12 inch tall in a quart pot $19.25 (Temporarily Sold Out*)

*We normally carry this item but are temporarily sold out. We expect to have it available again as soon as our plants in production reach sufficient size/maturity or we harvest more seed. In some cases, plants may be recovering from caterpillar damage (Monarchs love our Milkweed), wind or hail damage, rampaging woodchucks, downed trees, or other natural issues. We are constantly updating our web site so please check back again.

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