Red Hickory, Black Hickory, Texas Hickory, Buckley's Hickory Carya texana

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Botanical Name:

Carya texana







Common Name:

Red Hickory, Black Hickory, Texas Hickory, Buckley's Hickory

25-50 feet
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours, repeat process daily for 4 days.
Stratification: cold stratify for 120 days.
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* A small tree, leaves alternate, pinnately compound, 5-7 leaflets, leaf-scar heart-shaped, bud small, brown, symmetrical, nut slightly four-winged, 2.5-3 cm in diameter. Up to 40 feet in rich bottomlands and 30 feet tall in shallow, rocky soils. more...

The wood is close grained, tough, strong, brittle. It weighs 50lb per cubic foot. Used mainly for fuel, it burns well giving off a lot of heat. more...
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