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Carya aquatica

var. X Illinoensis

Hickan

In Stock: 10 lb (Total:10lb)
Germination rate is Subpar (priced accordingly)
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10 lb
Carya aquatica x illinoensis
Germination rate is Subpar (priced accordingly)

Details

Germination:
71%
Germination test:
cut
Purity:
99%
Seeds per lb:
145
Quantity:
10 lb
Collected in:
Louisiana
Crop year:
2023
Min. hardiness zone:
7
Item ID:
1833702

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours, repeat process daily for 4 days
Stratification
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: can be fall sown without stratification. 

Looking for a tree species that can withstand wet soils and contribute to cleansing drainage waters? Look no further than Carya aquatica var. X Illinoensis Hickan, also known as water hickory. This large tree, belonging to the walnut family, is found predominantly in the American South on clay flats and backwater areas near streams and rivers. Its tolerance of wet soils makes it a major component of wetland forests throughout the southeastern US. Water hickory's compound leaves start off yellowish when young and it can grow to be 30 meters tall. Its wood is heavy and close-grained, making it useful mainly for fencing and as fuel. Water hickory also plays an important role in cleansing drainage waters during flooding by slowing down water flow. It prefers moist soil and well-draining soils near rivers and other waterways. Treat your landscape to a tree that not only looks great but contributes to the environment with Carya aquatica var. X Illinoensis Hickan.

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