The Carya cordiformis is a deciduous North American native species that will flourish in USDA plant hardiness zones 4 through 8. It prefers a mix of partial sun but will also tolerate full morning sunshine.
It is a medium-to-tall tree, reaching a mature height of sixty to eighty feet, with a cylindrically-shaped crown that measures approximately thirty feet across. The hardwood tree is exceptionally durable after it establishes a robust root system. The taproot of this tree is long and fibrous, so be sure of your permanent site selection when you plant it--it's a beast to transplant later.
It forms clusters of small yellow or gold spiked flowers in the spring. Those blooms last for approximately two weeks before making way for the hickory nut, the delicious, earthy-tasting edible fruit of this tree.
The hickory tree also plays a vital role in creating shade. Its crown is tall and casts a long shadow over the ground below. The leaves are long, green, and oval. They are larger leaves, some getting as big as ten inches long.
The Hickory Tree Is Undemanding and Good-Natured
The hickory tree does not care about soil texture; it can grow in any type, from clay to sand. However, it does love lots of organic materials, much as you'd find on the floor of a hardwood forest. Feed it by loosening the soil around the trunk's base and adding a few scoops of worm castings, hardwood mulch, or shredded leaf litter.
This species needs soil that will drain well, at least letting the roots dry out occasionally but will also survive both short droughts of occasional flooding.
Carya cordiformisrequires no pruning, trimming, or other training; it will grow into its shapely form without help.
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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.