Carya ovata (Shagbark Hickory)

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Carya ovata (Shagbark Hickory) is a tree made famous for its "shaggy bark"  I find them quite impressive and distinctive with its shabby chic bark. Shagbarks are slow growers in a container so the first three seasons in a #1 pot, they only develop roots so there is not much to growth.  Some #1 pots may be the first year (typically 4-8" tall) or third-year plants (4-12" tall), you might see a spectacular 1.5'-2' growth out of a #7 container or a stupendous 3' from a #10 :) When you get them in the ground they tend to take off a bit faster because they can more easily develop the taproot.  This tree can produce nuts in about 40 years.

  • Sun Exposure Prairie/Savanna
  • Soil Conditions Mesic, Dry-Mesic
  • Height 60'-80'

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    Photo 1: By Charro Badger, lincolnloggers on ( [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia CommonsPhoto 1:

    Photo 2 By John B. from Highland Park, NJ, United States (Shagbark Hickory) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

    Photo 3: By No machine-readable author provided. Abrahami assumed (based on copyright claims). [CC BY-SA 2.5 (], via Wikimedia Commons