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Carya cordiformis

Bitternut hickory

Carya cordiformis is a large tree native across eastern North America. It grows well in rich, well-drained soils and is drought tolerant once established. This tree produces nuts in the fall that are popular food for wildlife of all shapes and sizes. Although technically human-edible, the nuts are quite astringent and bitter (hence the common name). It is a host for several native butterflies and moths. Carya ovata works well for restoration projects or as a shade tree.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request
Carya cordiformis - 1 Gallon

Bitternut hickory

344 in stock

$14.5210+ $7.26ea

Plant type

  • Tree / Shrub

Mature Height

  • Over 30'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (FAC) Facultative


  • Fall Color
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Supportive

Planting Zone

  • Upland
  • Slope
  • Riparian Buffer
  • Buffer
  • Bottomland Hardwood

Classification by Use

  • Erosion Control
  • Shade Tree
  • Stream Restoration
  • Street Tree