Nutmeg Hickory Carya myristiciformis

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Botanical Name:

Carya myristiciformis

Family:

Juglandaceae

Genus:

Carya

Species:

myristiciformis

Common Name:

Nutmeg Hickory

Height:
90-110 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
8

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Growing Info:
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, , mulch the seed bed, can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination, remove mulch upon germination.
In a Nutshell:
* Nutmeg Hickory ( Carya myristiciformis ) of the Juglandaceae or Walnut family, also called swamp hickory or bitter water hickory, is found as small, possibly relict populations across the Southern United States and in northern Mexico on rich moist soils of higher bottom lands and stream banks.
* Logs and lumber are sold mixed with other hickories.
* Trees are late coming into leaf (usually late May to June) and lose their leaves early in the autumn (usually in October). During this time they cast a heavy shade. These factors combine to make the trees eminently suitable for a mixed woodland planting with shrubs and other trees beneath them. more...
* The nuts are an oil-rich food for wildlife. more...