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Shagbark Hickory vs Andrew Hazelnut

Carya ovata

Corylus heterophylla Het 1

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Shagbark Hickory
Andrew Hazelnut

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.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not regularly scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

Andrew Hazelnut is a northern cultivar that is grown specifically for its cold hardiness. Typically, hazelnuts produce smaller nuts in colder climates, but for Andrew Hazelnut, this is not the case.

This hybrid variety is incredibly productive, growing medium sized nuts that ripen in late August. Pair with another Andrew or Aldara Hazelnut for cross pollination to occur.

The edible nuts can be eaten fresh, used in baking, and will make a beautiful hedge. Andrew Hazelnut is also eastern filbert blight resistant.

Note: You want more than one hazelnut to improve yields.

SHAGBARK HICKORY QUICK FACTS

ANDREW HAZELNUT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 4a
Zone: 4a
Height: 21 m (70 ft)
Height: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Spread: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade
Hybrid: yes
Fuzz/fluff: no
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Catkins: yes
Bark: shaggy looking bark peels vertically in long strips
Nuts: similar to pecans
Nuts: medium, 2cm diameter
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: high
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





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


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes