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Carya ovata
Shagbark hickory

Culture: Like most hickories, the shagbark hickory prefers rich, well-drained soils. It is adaptable to most soil pH ranges, grows in moist or dry soils and likes a fair amount of sun. Because of its long taproot, it is fairly difficult to transplant. Litter from the fruit may discourage its use in highly manicured situations.

Usage: This is an excellent source of wildlife food and shelter, and thus makes a welcome addition to any type of habitat restoration. For the adventuresome gardener with a lot of space, this tree provides an abundance of sweet, edible nuts that will make your yard popular with squirrels.

 
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