Carya aquatica

Water Hickory

Water hickory is proven to transplant well balled-and-burlapped so design this native into the landscape today! This denizen of swamps can adjust to dryer upland situations and good to keep in mind for problem solving those tough waterlogged or dry sites with this fine native shade tree.

Category: Medium shade tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 6 to 9
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Color: Light yellow or yellow-green
Flower: Green, not showy
Fruit: Brown hickory nut
Bark: Brown; rough-textured, becoming shaggy with time
Texture: Coarse
Shape: Rounded in youth, becoming tall vase-shaped with age
Mature Size: 55' tall by 40' wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Adaptability: Carya aquatica will grow in any moist, well-drained, acid soil; grows in swamps and bottomlands in the wild, so is adaptable to water-logged conditions; also known to perform well on dry upland situations
Native Habitat: Native to the Southern Piedmont and up the Mississippi River Valley, then west into Texas