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Carya spp.

Carya cordiformis by MPF (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Carya Overview

    Genus commonly called hickory, contains 27 deciduous trees that produce large, sometimes edible nuts, small yellow-green flowers in catkins and symmetrical, divided foliage. They are commonly grown for their stature and can reach heights of 25m. Their age may be accurately estimated based on their height as they are documented grow around 0.6m (2 foot) yearly.

    Common problems with Carya

    How to propagate Carya


    You can propagate the seeds in the autumn.

    Other uses of Carya

    Grown for their stately habit, divided leaves, autumn colour and in some cases, edible nuts.