The shellbark hickory tree, which is similar to the shagbark hickory, is a very tall and beautiful tree that grows to about 60-80’ tall with a width of 40’. Additionally it bears nuts after 10-12 years of growth which animals such as deer and chipmunks enjoy. This self-fertile tree prefers full sun (around 6 hours), and can grow in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, wet and clay soils. Moreover it grows in zones 5-8 and is drought-tolerant.
Shellbark Hickory Tree
The shellbark hickory tree grows to about 60-80’ tall and bears delicious nuts. This self-fertile tree prefers full sun and grows in zones 5-8. It is drought-tolerant and a great source of food and shelter for wildlife.
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General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.
A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.