Shagbark hickory (Carya ovata)
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Latin (scientific) name: Carya ovata
Common English name: Shagbark hickory
Other names: Upland Hickory
French name: Caryer ovale
Found in southern Ontario and near the St. Laurence River in Quebec.
Hickory nuts are a very important food source for squirrels.
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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.
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