Bitternut Hickory is a great tree during all four seasons, but is admired the most during the summer because of the beautiful leaves and great canopy that it has.
Bitternut Hickory (Carya cordiformis)
Why don't trees make good friends?
- Because they are great at throwing shade!
Did you know?
- The wood is used to make lumber, pulpwood, furniture, paneling, dowels, tool handles and ladders
- The wood is used in smoking and flavoring meat
- Native Americans used the wood to make bows
- The name “Bitternut” Hickory is because of the very bitter taste of the fruit
- Bitternut Hickory
- Swamp Hickory
- The seeds are eaten by numerous birds and small mammals
- Deer feed on the leaves and twigs of younger plants and nuts
- Provides great nesting site and cover for all kinds of birds
- 70-90' tall, with a crown width of 40-50'
- Full sun to partial shade
- Moist, well-drained soil
Select Identification Characteristics:
- Leaf Type: Compound
- Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
- Bud Arrangement: Alternate
- Terminal Bud: Single