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This slow growing close relative of Pecan will reach great heights and produce delicious sweet nuts that are favored by wildlife and folks that know about them, male & female catkins flower together April to May, distinctive shaggy bark curls off in strips, large compound leaves (up to 14 inches!) look like flowers when they begin to unfurl in the spring and then turn golden yellow in the fall, thick husked nuts, terrific hardwood shade tree, quickly produces a deep taproot, caterpillar host for the beautiful Royal Walnut Moth (Citheronia regalis).

Dry To Moist
Sun To Part Shade
60-100 feet tall (20-30 feet wide)
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-9b

Native Range: ME through QC & ON to e. ND, & south to e. TX & the mountains of GA

Shagbark Hickory - < 6 inch tall in a quart pot $18.75
Shagbark Hickory - 6-12 inch tall in a quart pot $19.25

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