Shellbark Hickory

A very tall, narrow tree with spreading branches, not very common as a landscape plant; quite large for general home landscape use, more at home in forests; difficult to transplant.


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Shellbark Hickory has dark green foliage throughout the season. The large compound leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. It produces brown nuts in early fall. The fruit can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways, and may require occasional clean-up. The shaggy dark brown bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Shellbark Hickory is a deciduous tree with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting squirrels to your yard.

Additional information

Dimensions 40 × 70 in
Botanical Name

Carya laciniosa





Deer Resistance


Attracts Pollinators


Photo Credit

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SKU: 31118

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