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Carya tomentosa

Mockernut hickory

Carya tomentosa is a large tree native across the southeast. It grows best in well-drained soils and is drought tolerant once established. The nuts this tree produces in the fall are popular food for wildlife of all shapes and sizes (from mice to bears), and it is a host plant for several native butterflies and moths. Carya tomentosa works well for restoration projects.

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Plant type

  • Tree / Shrub

Mature Height

  • Over 30'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (UPL) Obligate upland

Attributes

  • Fall Color
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Supportive

Planting Zone

  • Upland
  • Slope

Classification by Use

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