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Nutmeg hickory
Nutmeg hickory
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Nutmeg hickory
Carya myristiciformis
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4 to 9
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Perennial
Plant Type
Tree
Plant Height
22 m to 30 m
Ideal Temperature
5 - 35 ℃
Pollinators
Wind
Growth Rate:Slow
Given its slow growth speed, nutmeg hickory experiences gradual development during the Spring and Summer. Despite the lengthy growth process, height increase is constrained, while leaf production and shedding align with the seasonal changes. Its slow growth yields long-lasting robustness, mitigating seasonal variations.

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30-40 feet
Transplant nutmeg hickory during the gentle warmth of late spring to early summer when root establishment is optimal. Select a well-drained spot with adequate sun. Remember, gentle handling leads to thriving nutmeg hickory.
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Pruning
Early spring, Late winter
A tough deciduous tree prized for its hard wood and hickory nuts, nutmeg hickory benefits from pruning to maintain shape and encourage healthy growth. Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Remove dead or damaged limbs first, then thin out crowded branches to improve air circulation. Be conservative, targeting no more than 1/4 of the canopy to avoid stress. This specific care stimulates robust branch development and maximizes nut production.
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Autumn,Winter
Nutmeg hickory is a remarkable tree valued for its dense hardwood and attractive nut-like seeds. To propagate this species effectively, semi-hardwood cuttings are a practical choice. For success, cut healthy, disease-free branches during a period when the tree is not actively growing. Dip the cut end in rooting hormone to encourage root development and plant in a well-draining, nutrient-rich soil. Maintaining adequate moisture while avoiding waterlogging is crucial for root establishment. Shielding cuttings from strong winds and harsh sunlight can enhance the likelihood of rooting. By following these tips, gardeners can increase their chances of successfully propagating nutmeg hickory.
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Nutmeg hickory
Carya myristiciformis
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Ideal Temperature
5 - 35 ℃
Pollinators
Wind
Growth Rate:Slow
Given its slow growth speed, nutmeg hickory experiences gradual development during the Spring and Summer. Despite the lengthy growth process, height increase is constrained, while leaf production and shedding align with the seasonal changes. Its slow growth yields long-lasting robustness, mitigating seasonal variations.
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Distinct reddish-brown bark with scaly, diamond-shaped ridges
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Small, greenish flowers in drooping catkins with subtle scent
3
Elliptical fruit in thick husk with split along four ridges
4
Pinnately compound leaves with silvery undersides turning yellow in fall
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Slender, bronze stem with scaly texture and protective bracteoles around buds
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