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Bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)


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Type

deciduous tree icon

Deciduous

Status

species native to Canada

Native

Edible fruit/nut tree?

YES

Names

Latin (scientific) name: Carya cordiformis

Common English name: Bitternut hickory

Other names: Swamp Hickory

French name: Caryer cordiforme

Habitat

Found mixed with other broadleaf species on moist lowlands.

Other notes

Of the Canadian hickories, the Bitternut is the most widespread.

Hardiness zone(s)

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

  • Zone 0
  • Zone 1
  • Zone 2
  • Zone 3
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
  • Zone 8
  • Zone 9

A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.

For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.

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