Carya cordiformis

Common name: Bitternut Hickory

Native plant

Everyone should try this nut to get a real feel for what bitter is! I have read that squirrels don’t like this bitter fruit, but I believe the squirrels never read those articles because I am always in direct competition with them when I collect the seed. Also called Yellow Bud for its highly conspicuous yellow buds in the winter. In youth, Bitternut is shade-tolerant but becomes intolerant with age. Should be grown in half-day sun. Yellow fall color. This is the fastest growing hickory we carry at 16-24 inches per year.

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Gallon

Pricing

Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $26
11 to 24 units $24
25 or more units $22
Pricing information per unit for 15 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $90
11 to 24 units $80
25 or more units $75
Pricing information per diameter
1.00 inch $65
1.25 inch $75
1.50 inch $100
1.75 inch $110

Plant Details

Plant type

Tree

Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period

Spring

Environment

Floodplain

Growth form

Single trunk

General information

Mature height
40 Feet
Mature width
30 Feet
Max height
70 Feet
Max width
50 Feet
Growth rate
Moderate
Flower color
Catkin
Fall color
Yellow

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Loved by birds Edible fruit

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