Carya glabra

pignut hickory

Juglandaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 30-100 ft    Width: 30-50 (100) ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      yellow,green
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Hurricane wind resistance, fall color, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Excellent specimen or shade tree in areas where its roots will not be disturbed.
Considerations: Does not tolerate root disturbance. The author has lost multiple trees due to a fungal root pathogen that was apparently able to enter the tree when roots were disturbed by vehicles and construction. Nut and leaf litter can be a problem in residential landscapes.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: mildly acidic to neutral

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
A favorite food of squirrels. Larval host for many moths including; luna moth (Actias luna), hickory leafroller moth (Argyrotaenia juglandana), royal walnut moth (Citheronia regalis), and walnut sphinx (Amorpha juglandis.
Native Habitats: Xeric hammock, mixed upland forest, pine-oak-hickory woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B

Other

Ethnobotany: Nut is bitter.
Other Comments: Called pignut because pigs eat the nuts.