Carya tomentosa

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Mockernut Hickory


Also known as Carya alba

Plant Specifics

Size:60-80 (90) ft tall by 40-50 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Fruit Color:Brown
Habitats:Dry hammocks, dry hardwood forests


Recommended Uses:Large shade tree. Plant where falling/fallen nuts will not be a problem.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat 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



Small mammals (squirrels and other rodents) 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.