Carya tomentosa

mockernut hickory

Juglandaceae

Synonyms:  Carya alba

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 60-80 (90) ft    Width: 40-50 ft
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Fall color

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Large shade tree. Plant where falling/fallen nuts will not be a problem.
Considerations: Plant where nut and leaf litter will not be a problem.
Propagation: Seed. Difficult to transplant unless done when small enough not to impact the top root.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic to neutral

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Small mammals and other wildlife consume nuts. 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: Dry hammocks, dry hardwood forests

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: Nuts are edible. The wood of this common hickory and related species is prized for furniture, flooring, tool handles, baseball bats, skis, and veneer. Hickory wood has a very high fuel value, both as firewood and as charcoal, and is the preferred wood for smoking hams.