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Bitternut

Carya cordiformis

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

23m

Max

15m

10m

Min

10m

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Bitternut Overview

    A fast-growing, broadly columnar deciduous tree growing to a height of 24m and is native to eastern USA. Leaves are lance-shaped to ovate and mid green become yellow in autumn before falling. Bark is smooth and a grey-brown colour and becomes fissured with age. Bears greenish-yellow, small and thin rounded nuts which are not edible hence the common name! Bitternut timber is used for smoking hams and bacon.

    Common problems with Bitternut

    How to propagate Bitternut

    Seed

    You can propagate the seeds in the autumn.

    Other uses of Bitternut

    Specimen tree.