Bitternut Hickory - Carya cordiformis


Everyone should try this nut to get a real feel for what bitter is!  Also called Yellow Bud for it highly conspicuous yellow buds in the winter. In youth, Bitternut is shade-tolerant but becomes intolerant with age. Should be grown in half-day sun. Yellow fall color. This is the fastest growing hickory at 16-24 inches per year.

Height: 40 ft   Width: 30 ft
Fall color: Yellow

Sunny with dry soil, sunny with average soil moisture, sunny with moist soil, partly sunny with dry soil, partly sunny with average soil moisture, partly sunny with moist soil

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