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Carya cordiformis

Carya cordiformis

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

23m

Max

15m

10m

Min

10m

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Carya cordiformis 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 Carya cordiformis

    How to propagate Carya cordiformis

    Seed

    You can propagate the seeds in the autumn.

    Other uses of Carya cordiformis

    Specimen tree.