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Shagbark Hickory for sale

Shagbark Hickory

Shagbark Hickory

Carya ovata


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 Perhaps try purchasing seed from and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.


Shagbark Hickory - 1 Year Old

Shagbark Hickory - 1 Year Old

One-year-old seedlings grown from seed. True to type and vigorous. Sorted for size and form.

Stock Type: 10-20cm 2x5in plug
Age: 1 year (1+0)
Size: 8-18 cm (3-7")

Shagbark Hickory - 1 Year Old
Bundle of 2
SAVE 6% (was $16.99)
Shagbark Hickory - 1 Year Old
Part Box of 10
SAVE 23% (was $14.99)
Shagbark Hickory - 1 Year Old
Part Box of 30
SAVE 19% (was $12.29)


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

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

Tags: All Items, Deciduous Trees, Feature Trees, Native North America Plants, Nut Trees, Ornamental Trees, Permaculture, Shade Trees, SPECIALS, Urban Yards, Wildlife Attracting

Ships to Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes

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