This sale is for 8 hand-sorted seeds. Please check store for more seeds or ask for a different quantity.
Carya Ovata / Shagbark Hickory
Genus - Carya
Species - Ovata
Common name - Shagbark Hickory
Other names - Scalybark Hickory, Carya alba, Hickoria ovata, Southern Shagbark Hickory
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 8
Height / spread - 18-24m / 12-18m
Plant type - Large Tree
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Leaf / Flower color - Green / --
Known for its conspicuously shedding bark, shagbark hickory is a large deciduous tree from eastern North America. Spreading and round-topped in cultivation, in the wild it often has a single high-branched trunk and a narrow crown. The gray bark divides into large plates, which detach and curl back from the trunk at their tips, giving it a shaggy appearance.The compound leaves of shagbark hickory are divided into 5 glossy lance-shaped yellow-green leaflets, with one leaflet at the tip and the others paired. The foliage turns a strong yellow in fall. Inconspicuous flowers appear in spring, with male flowers borne in drooping catkins on second year wood, and female flowers in short spikes at the tips of the new growth. Pollination is by wind. Green, spherical, thick-husked fruits ripen brown in fall, each fruit containing a pale, thin-shelled nut with a small sweet light brown kernel at its center. The flavorful, edible nuts are valuable to wildlife, including large birds.EDIBLE USES:Seed - raw or cooked and used in pies, cakes, bread etc. Sweet and delicious. The seed can be ground into a meal and used to thicken soups etc. A nut milk can be prepared from the seed and this is used as a butter on bread, vegetables etc. The shell is normally thick and hard. The seed ripens in late autumn and can be stored for up to 2 years in a cool cellar. The seed is up to 4cm long. Sap - sweet. It is tapped in spring and can be made into a syrup.Give this tree ample space and sunlight. Its long taproot grows best in deep well-drained soil. Use it in groups or as an individual specimen in parks, large residential properties, or naturalistic plantings. This tree has hard, heavy, dense wood that is valuable for furniture making, wood flooring and tool handles. Slow- and clean-burning, it is excellent for fuel or for adding a pleasing flavor to smoked meats. (source: learn2grow.com)
E X T R A S E E D S
Yes, the ( + ) sign in the title does always mean the extra seeds for you.
Additional amount depends on the size of seed and the total amount of seeds purchased and might be more than 5-20%. Please note - it is the GIFT for our buyer. The specific amount is not guaranteed but we will do the best to make you happy.
NOTE: the extra seeds will not be included with the seeds listed WITHOUT ( + ) MARK in its title!
P A C K I N G
The uniform seeds are packed in one plastic bags unless otherwise requested by the buyer.
The seeds are securely packed in plastic labeled bags. You will get every seed with printed germination instruction included. You will found the link to access the extended PDF version online as well.
You will receive:
1. Seeds packed in plastic labeled bags
2. Printed germination instructions
S H I P P I N G
We will ship from FLORIDA (UNITED STATES) or LITHUANIA (EUROPEAN UNION) on the same or next business day after payment cleared by USPS First Class Mail in airtight bags and secured bubble padded or selected at our discretion envelopes to ensure safe delivery of seeds, with the propagation and printed germination instructions. But you should check additional Internet resources for proper germination methods.
Delivery time depends on your location (we always ship on the same or next business day after cleared payment):
a) European Union - 3-10 days
b) Other countries around the world - 10-30 days
We are not responsible for packages that are lost due to an incorrect shipping address (!!!) To ensure the secure delivery, please ensure your shipping address is correct.
I N T E R N A T I O N A L B U Y E R S - P L E A S E N O T E:
All possible import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying.