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Swiss Stone Pine vs Shagbark Hickory

Pinus cembra

Carya ovata

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Swiss Stone Pine
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Swiss Stone Pine is a hardy, slow-growing evergreen. Narrowly pyramidal while young, this long-lived tree is adaptable to many soil types. Due to its shape and density, Swiss Stone Pine is a versatile shade or accent tree.

Although our pictures don't show it, this seldom seen tree is among the most attractive conifers we have seen and is likely why it is the most chosen tree used for memorials or dedications in public parks.

Swiss Stone Pine is also sought after for the large seeds it produces. They are often used as pine nuts are and are tasty in pesto.

Shagbark Hickory is a unique tree both for its looks and uses. Its bark peels into long thin vertical strips giving it a shaggy appearance. This and its golden fall leaves make it a gorgeous looking tree. This species produces tasty hickory nuts once mature. Hickory smoke is also treasured for curing meats and its generally fantastic smell. This tree is best planted away from any buildings due to a deep taproot and large size.

Many people remark on the unusual taproot for this tree that can be over 6 feet deep while the plant only has 2 feet of top growth. Our trees have the taproot cut to aid in transportation. Some growers find this controversial, others say it is the only way to do it. We don't yet have enough experience to say either way.

SWISS STONE PINE QUICK FACTS

SHAGBARK HICKORY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 9 m (30 ft)
Height: 21 m (70 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 12 m (40 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: green
Bark: shaggy looking bark peels vertically in long strips
Nuts: similar to pecans
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: slow
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: carolina hickory, scalybark hickory, shellbark hickory, upland hickory


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes