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Carya ovata

Common Name(s): Shagbark hickory
Family: Juglandaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 150
Abs.Max=115° (F)    
Precipitation: 30 to 79 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -40° (F)
Soil pH: 4 to 6.7
Soil Texture/Type: Deep, rich, moist soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity:
Requires 1900 GDD (50 F). Illinois timber crop. Eastern US to Iowa, and south to Louisianna, but absent from Gulf Coast. Minor commercial harvests. Grows best in humid climate. Good drought, no salt tolerance.
Fuel - fuelwood, Fuel - charcoal, Food - nut, Material - wood


Geographical Origin:
North America, Cultivated Europe
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