This large, open, oval to rounded shape tree develops a thick, light gray, shaggy bark with ends curving up once the tree reaches 4-8″ in diameter. Large leaves (up to 22″ long) are made up of 7-9 large, fine-toothed leaflets.
This tree produces the largest of all hickory nuts and it also known as kingnut. When in shell the nuts are 1.75 to 2.5 inches long. They are sweet and edible, valued by humans and wildlife.
The wood is hard, heavy, strong and very flexible; used for tool handles, furniture, cabinets, and veneer.
6-12 inches tall plant, will grow up to 60 feet when mature.
2 year old seedlings