Bitternut Hickory - Carya cordiformis | Pots ready spring & fall

Common name: Bitternut Hickory

Scientific name: Carya cordiformis

Example mature size: 30 m tall, 15 m wide; 98.5 ft tall, 49.5 ft wide

Sunlight: Full-sun, Partial-sun

Water: Medium-wet

Soil: Loam

Blooms: Green in May

Ontario plant status: Native Tree - Deciduous, Common

Natural habitats: Open-upland, Meadow-grasslands

Wildlife benefits: Beneficial insects 🐞, Grassland birds 🦉, Omnivores 🦝, Deer/moose 🦌

Points of interest: - Very beneficial to small animals, birds and insects - Produces a bitter, round nut that is inedible - Soil needs to stay moist in summer months - Wood is very hard and can be used to make handles for tools, and sports equipment (for example, Lacrosse sticks)