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Carya cordiformis

Common Name(s): Bitternut hickory
Family: Juglandaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 120 to 240 (days)
Precipitation: 26 to 51 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -24° (F)
Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.4
Soil Texture/Type: All, sand, loam, or clay
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity:
Illinois timber crop. Eastern US, north to southeastern Minnesota. Requires moist soils. Pollinated by wind. Self fertile. High drought but no salt tolerance.
No diseases found for the ten pathogens searched.
Fuel - charcoal, Fuel - fuelwood, Material - wood


Geographical Origin:
North America, Cultivated Europe
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