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Carya laciniosa

Common Name(s): Shellbark hickory; kingnut
Family: Juglandaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 150 to 210 (days)
Precipitation: 30 to 59 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -18° (F)
Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Medium textured soils; silty to heavy loams
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity:
A river bottom tree; Mississippi, Ohio and Wabash River valleys. Found north through central Illinois. Minor commercial harvests. Low drought tolerance, and no salinity resistance.
No diseases found for the ten pathogens searched.
Fuel - fuelwood, Fuel - charcoal, Material - wood, Food - nut


Geographical Origin:
North America
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