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How to Care Hickories, Growing Hickories, Caring for Hickories

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Carya illinoiensis
Pecan
Pecan is a stately deciduous tree best known for its tasty pecan nuts. Generally grown in southern, warmer states, the pecan trees are known for being messy and quite large. A single tree can grow up to 40 m tall and 23 m wide.
Carya laciniosa
Shellbark hickory
Wildlife and people harvest most of them; those remaining produce seedling trees readily. The wood is hard, heavy, strong, and very flexible, making it a favored wood for tool handles. A specimen tree has been reported in Missouri with 1.2 m diameter at breast height, 37 m tall, and a spread of 23 m.
Carya pallida
Sand hickory
Sand hickory (Carya pallida) is a tree species that can grow to be 24 m tall. Sand hickory is native to the southeastern United States. This species produces edible nuts.
Carya illinoinensis
Pecan
Pecan is a valuable nut tree for commercial cultivation. This native plant of North America produces nutritious pecan nuts, and the wood is valued for making veneer, furniture, and for smoking meats when rendered into charcoal.
Carya cordiformis
Bitternut hickory
Bitternut hickory is most often used for lumber due to its durability. It is utilized for building items such as furniture, ladders, or tools. Due to it being hickory, it is used to smoke meat.
Carya glabra
Pignut hickory
Pignut hickory is a tree native to the Eastern United States. The fruit of the pignut hickory is usually bitter and is the reason for the tree’s name, as it has been deemed fit for only “pigs and other animals” to eat. Pignut hickory wood is often used in sporting equipment and as tool handles due to its tough yet flexible qualities.
Carya alba
Mockernut hickory
Mockernut hickory is the most abundant of the hickories and has a long life span of up to 500 years. The nuts from this tree are edible, and the wood is considered by many to be the best of all hickories and is frequently used to make rustic furniture.
Carya ovata
Shagbark hickory
Shagbark hickory (Carya ovata) is a hickory tree native to the United States and Canada. Shagbark hickory grow edible nuts that have a sweet taste. Andrew Jackson, a famous historical United States president, was nicknamed old hickory after the tree which has tough wood.
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Pterocarya
Wingnuts
Wingnuts are a genus of deciduous trees native to Asia. Some of the large trees are used ornamentally in parks and gardens for their attractive qualities, while the others are cultivated for timber production. Their Latin name Pterocarya comes from the Ancient Greek words meaning "winged nut," in reference to their seeds.
Engelhardia
Engelhardia
Engelhardia is a genus of seven species of trees in the family Juglandaceae, native to southeast Asia from northern India east to China, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Cyclocarya
Qing Qian Liu
Qing Qian Liu comprise a single species. It is native to eastern and central China. It is a deciduous tree growing to 30 m tall. The foliage is similar to Pterocarya, with pinnate leaves long with five to eleven leaflets, the terminal leaflet present. The flowers are catkins; the male (pollen) catkins are produced in clusters (not singly as in Pterocarya), the female catkins at maturity, bearing several small winged nuts with a circular wing right round the nut (instead of two wings at the sides as in Pterocarya).
Carya
Hickories
The wood from hickories is often used in the manufacture of items such as paddles, furniture, and drumsticks today. It also used to be a common material for early aircraft. Wood chips can be used to smoke meat in order to create a distinctive flavor. Hickories can live hundreds of years in the wild; they bear fruit even at 300 years old!
Platycarya
Platycarya
Platycarya is a genus usually treated as comprising a single species. It is a deciduous tree growing to 15 m tall. The leaves are usually pinnate with 7–15 leaflets (rarely simple, or with up to 23 leaflets), the terminal leaflet present. The flowers are catkins; the female catkins are hard and woody, superficially resembling a conifer cone with spirally arranged scales. It is native to eastern Asia in China, Korea, and Japan.
Annamocarya
Annamocarya
Annamocarya contains only one species, native to southwestern China and northern Vietnam. It is a medium-sized to large evergreen tree growing to 30 m tall. The leaves are pinnate with 7–11 leaflets. The flowers are catkins produced in spring, with the male catkins in clusters of five to eight together (single in Carya). The fruit is a nut with a prominent, acute beak at the apex.
Rhoiptelea
Rhoiptelea
Rhoiptelea is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the family Juglandaceae. It contains a single species. Rhoiptelea is native to southwest China and north Vietnam. The trees are wind-pollinated, the flowers arranged in large sagged panicles usually 32 cm long like horse tails, and the fruit is a small botanical nut with rounded wings. The leaves are pinnately compound and papery. The trees are usually 17 m high and with 40 cm diameter.
Juglans
Walnuts
Walnuts are most often commercially cultivated for the nuts encased in their fruits, but also for timber. The edible nuts can be eaten both raw and in baked goods. The shells are often used in various industrial products, and the wood of walnuts is valued for its use in high-quality furniture making and carving.
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Carya illinoiensis
Pecan
Pecan is a stately deciduous tree best known for its tasty pecan nuts. Generally grown in southern, warmer states, the pecan trees are known for being messy and quite large. A single tree can grow up to 40 m tall and 23 m wide.
Carya laciniosa
Shellbark hickory
Wildlife and people harvest most of them; those remaining produce seedling trees readily. The wood is hard, heavy, strong, and very flexible, making it a favored wood for tool handles. A specimen tree has been reported in Missouri with 1.2 m diameter at breast height, 37 m tall, and a spread of 23 m.
Carya pallida
Sand hickory
Sand hickory (Carya pallida) is a tree species that can grow to be 24 m tall. Sand hickory is native to the southeastern United States. This species produces edible nuts.
Carya illinoinensis
Pecan
Pecan is a valuable nut tree for commercial cultivation. This native plant of North America produces nutritious pecan nuts, and the wood is valued for making veneer, furniture, and for smoking meats when rendered into charcoal.
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Pterocarya
Wingnuts
Wingnuts are a genus of deciduous trees native to Asia. Some of the large trees are used ornamentally in parks and gardens for their attractive qualities, while the others are cultivated for timber production. Their Latin name Pterocarya comes from the Ancient Greek words meaning "winged nut," in reference to their seeds.
Engelhardia
Engelhardia
Engelhardia is a genus of seven species of trees in the family Juglandaceae, native to southeast Asia from northern India east to China, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Cyclocarya
Qing Qian Liu
Qing Qian Liu comprise a single species. It is native to eastern and central China. It is a deciduous tree growing to 30 m tall. The foliage is similar to Pterocarya, with pinnate leaves long with five to eleven leaflets, the terminal leaflet present. The flowers are catkins; the male (pollen) catkins are produced in clusters (not singly as in Pterocarya), the female catkins at maturity, bearing several small winged nuts with a circular wing right round the nut (instead of two wings at the sides as in Pterocarya).
Carya
Hickories
The wood from hickories is often used in the manufacture of items such as paddles, furniture, and drumsticks today. It also used to be a common material for early aircraft. Wood chips can be used to smoke meat in order to create a distinctive flavor. Hickories can live hundreds of years in the wild; they bear fruit even at 300 years old!
Platycarya
Platycarya
Platycarya is a genus usually treated as comprising a single species. It is a deciduous tree growing to 15 m tall. The leaves are usually pinnate with 7–15 leaflets (rarely simple, or with up to 23 leaflets), the terminal leaflet present. The flowers are catkins; the female catkins are hard and woody, superficially resembling a conifer cone with spirally arranged scales. It is native to eastern Asia in China, Korea, and Japan.
Annamocarya
Annamocarya
Annamocarya contains only one species, native to southwestern China and northern Vietnam. It is a medium-sized to large evergreen tree growing to 30 m tall. The leaves are pinnate with 7–11 leaflets. The flowers are catkins produced in spring, with the male catkins in clusters of five to eight together (single in Carya). The fruit is a nut with a prominent, acute beak at the apex.
Rhoiptelea
Rhoiptelea
Rhoiptelea is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the family Juglandaceae. It contains a single species. Rhoiptelea is native to southwest China and north Vietnam. The trees are wind-pollinated, the flowers arranged in large sagged panicles usually 32 cm long like horse tails, and the fruit is a small botanical nut with rounded wings. The leaves are pinnately compound and papery. The trees are usually 17 m high and with 40 cm diameter.
Juglans
Walnuts
Walnuts are most often commercially cultivated for the nuts encased in their fruits, but also for timber. The edible nuts can be eaten both raw and in baked goods. The shells are often used in various industrial products, and the wood of walnuts is valued for its use in high-quality furniture making and carving.
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