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Shellbark hickory (Carya laciniosa)


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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 laciniosa

Common English name: Shellbark hickory

Other names: Big shagbark hickory, kingnut

French name: Caryer lacinié

Habitat

Exists along stream banks and in valleys on moist and wet sites.

Other notes

Rarely found in Canada. Scarce in areas of southern Ontario.

Hardiness zone(s)

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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