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PlantFiles: Mockernut Hickory
Carya alba

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Family: Juglandaceae (joo-glan-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Carya (KAIR-yuh) (Info)
Species: alba (AL-ba) (Info)

Synonym:Carya tomentosa
Synonym:Carya tomentosa var. subcoriacea
Synonym:Hicoria tomentosa
Synonym:Juglans alba

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Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Trees

Height:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Green
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous
Smooth-Textured
Good Fall Color

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Rickwebb On Dec 20, 2013, Rickwebb from Downingtown, PA wrote:

I've only seen this species at Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PA, and I found a few in the dry, serpentine barrens soil of Nottingham Park, not realizing what they were for a few years. It is much more common in the South; not very much in the North that I know of, unless New England. Hickory are magnificent trees like oaks, though messy. Slow growing like other hickory of about 6"/yr and develops a big taproot. Lives about 250 years. The other scientific name is Carya tomentosa. Big husk and sweet but small nut inside, thus a mockery.

Positive escambiaguy On Aug 29, 2007, escambiaguy from Atmore, AL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Mockernut hickory is strong, long lived, and drought tolerant. It also provides food for wildlife and provides excellent fall color, even in the deep south.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Atmore, Alabama
Morrilton, Arkansas
Macy, Indiana
Benton, Kentucky
Florence, Mississippi
Kinston, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Smithville, Tennessee
Wytheville, Virginia
Elmwood, Wisconsin



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