Bitternut Hickory (2+0)
Availability is based on anticipated survival and growth, actual availability may change due to variations in stock development during the growing season.
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We warranty our seedlings, trees and shrubs to be true to name and to be healthy at the time of pickup or shipping. Concerns must be expressed at the time of receipt. Our total liability is limited to the purchase price of the seedlings only.
35 meters (115 ft)
Size: 20 cm tall
Appearance: Open, rounded form. Has a compound, alternate leaf; pinnately compound, 7-11 leaflets 15-25cm long. Bark is very shallowly ridged, with whitish lines in the grooves. It's usually quite smooth to the touch. Buds are bright sulfur colour.
Site and soils: Grows slowly. Moderate shade tolerance. Found on wide range of habitats: soils from moist lowlands and rich soil on higher ground to dry sites and nutrient poor soils. pH adaptable. Dense nursery-grown root systems aid in transplant survival. Stump and root sprouting from damaged trees. Considered salt sensitive. Shortest growing season required of hickories.
Rural plantings: Mixed plantings
Urban settings: Makes a good shade tree.
Uses: Wood used to flavor ham and bacon; non-edible nut.
Native to: Southern Ontario and southern Quebec
All our plants are grown from local seed sources on our nursery in Kemptville.
Bareroot seedling stock ranges in size from 15cm to 1m in height, stock may be sorted and sold by size depending on species and stock development. The minimum grading size is identified in the description.
We do on occasion purchase seed from other areas for purpose grown trees such as Balsam and Fraser Fir for Christmas trees where no local seed sources are available.
Our plants are suitable and hardy for planting in areas throughout Eastern and Central Ontario from Toronto or North Bay eastward as well as southwestern Quebec. Our plants are hardy for other locations but optimal growth may not be met, for advice on moving stock to other locations please contact the nursery office.