Carya floridana

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
9A 9B 

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Scrub Hickory


Plant Specifics

Size:15-30 (47) ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow,green
Fruit Color:Green,brown
Phenology:Deciduous. Blooms (inconspicuous) early spring. Fruits ripe in fall.
Habitats:Sandhill, clayhill, scrub


Recommended Uses:Specimen tree. Use only where roots will be undisturbed.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray



Fruits eaten by small mammals. 

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.

The species is wind pollinated, but the honeybee has been observed collecting pollen from the catkins (Deyrup et al. 2002).