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Carya Ovata

Botanical Name:

Carya ovata

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Well-drained, fertile soils. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Trees, Edible, Native Plant, Tree

Lifespan

Woody, Perennial

Plant Height

72-100 ft.

Flower

Non-showy, monoecious greenish-yellow flowers appear in May. The male flowers in 3-5 inch pendulous catkins and the female flowers in short spikes.

Fruit

The round fruit is a 4 parted husk that is 1½-2" long and wide. It is green maturing to deep brown and splits open when the nut is mature. The nut of each fruit is light tan, oval, and somewhat compressed. The meat is edible and sweet. Displays in October., Green, Red, Brown

Benefits
Ornamental

Long-living, Shade tree, Attractive

Attracts

Birds

Taxonomy

Order

Juglandales

Family

Carya - Hickories

Genus

Carya

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