camera identify
Try for Free
tab list
PictureThis
English
arrow
English
繁體中文
日本語
Español
Français
Deutsch
Pусский
Português
Italiano
한국어
Nederlands
العربية
Svenska
Polskie
ภาษาไทย
Bahasa Melayu
Bahasa Indonesia
PictureThis
Search
Search Plants
Try for Free
Global
English
English
繁體中文
日本語
Español
Français
Deutsch
Pусский
Português
Italiano
한국어
Nederlands
العربية
Svenska
Polskie
ภาษาไทย
Bahasa Melayu
Bahasa Indonesia
This page looks better in the app
picturethis icon
Instantly identify plants with a snap
Snap a photo for instant plant ID, gaining quick insights on disease prevention, treatment, toxicity, care, uses, and symbolism, etc.
Download the App for Free
Continue Reading
about about
About
care_guide care_guide
Care Guide
topic topic
Care FAQ
plant_info plant_info
More Info
identifypage identifypage
How to Identify
pests pests
Pests & Diseases
distribution_map distribution_map
Distribution
care_scenes care_scenes
More About How-Tos
more_plants more_plants
Related Plants
pic top
Shagbark hickory
Shagbark hickory
Shagbark hickory
Shagbark hickory
Shagbark hickory
Shagbark hickory
Shagbark hickory
Carya ovata
Water
Water
Every 1-2 weeks
more
Sunlight
Sunlight
Full sun
more
care guide

Care Guide for Shagbark hickory

feedback
Feedback
feedback
Watering Care
Watering Care
Details on Watering Care Watering Care
Fertilizing Care
Fertilizing Care
Details on Fertilizing Care Fertilizing Care
Pruning
Pruning
Trim the diseased, withered leaves once a month.
Details on Pruning Pruning
Soil Care
Soil Care
Loam, Sand, Clay, Chalky, Sandy loam, Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Details on Soil Care Soil Care
Ideal Lighting
Ideal Lighting
Full sun, Partial sun
Details on Sunlight Requirements Ideal Lighting
care guide bg
Know the light your plants really get.
Find the best spots for them to optimize their health, simply using your phone.
Download the App
Picture This
A Botanist in Your Pocket
qrcode
Scan QR code to download
label
cover
Shagbark hickory
Water
Water
Every 1-2 weeks
Sunlight
Sunlight
Full sun
Hardiness Zones
Hardiness Zones
4 to 8
Planting Time
Planting Time
Spring, Fall
question

Questions About Shagbark hickory

feedback
Feedback
feedback
Watering Watering Watering
Pruning Pruning Pruning
Sunlight Sunlight Sunlight
Temperature Temperature Temperature
Fertilizing Fertilizing Fertilizing
What's the best method to water my Shagbark hickory?
You might want to put a garden hose at the plant base to ensure that you're promoting excellent root development. Avoid directly spraying the leaves, and know that the leaves will require more watering if they are outdoors and facing direct sunlight. You can also use bubblers that you can put on to each plant to moisten the roots. Also, use soaker hoses that can cover the entire garden or bed when adding or removing plants to push the roots deeply. Drain any excess water and wait for the soil to dry before watering. Water at ground level to prevent diseases. On a sunny day, you might want to spray the entire bush with water. Whether potted or in-ground, please remember Shagbark hickory prefers deep watering over light sprinkling.
Read More more
What should I do if I water Shagbark hickory too much/too little?
An overwatered Shagbark hickory can start to have leaves that turn yellow, drop off and wilt. The plant can also look dull and unhealthy, with signs of mushy stems. When they are beginning to show these signs, it's best to adjust your schedule whenever possible. The wilting can also be a sign of under watering as well. You might see that the leaves begin to turn crispy and dry while the overwatered ones will have soft wilted leaves. Check the soil when it is dry and watering is not enough, give it a full watering in time. Enough water will make the Shagbark hickory recover again, but the plant will still appear dry and yellow leaves after a few days due to the damaged root system. Once it return to normal, the leave yellowing will stop . Always check the moisture levels at the pot when you have the Shagbark hickory indoors. Avoid overwatering indoors and see if there are signs of black spots. If these are present, let the soil dry in the pot by giving it a few days of rest from watering. Overwatering can lead to root rot being present in your plant. If this is the case, you might want to transfer them into a different pot, especially if you see discolored and slimy roots. Always prevent root rot as much as possible, and don't let the soil become too soggy. You should dig a little deeper when you plant your Shagbark hickory outdoors. When you check with your fingers and notice that the soil is too dry, it could mean underwatering. Adequate watering is required to help the plant recover.
Read More more
How often should I water my Shagbark hickory?
The Shagbark hickory likes deep and infrequent watering. You would want to soak them in a gallon of water each time, especially when they are planted in pots. The water storage of flower pots is limited and the soil will dry out faster. Watering is required every 3 to 5 days when living in a cold region. Water it early in the morning when the soil is dry, outdoors or indoors. You can also determine if watering is needed by checking the soil inside. When the top 2-3 inches of soil is dry, it is time to give the plant a full watering. During hot days, you may need to check the moisture daily, as the heat can quickly dry out the soil in the pot. Irrigation of the soil is also required if you have a garden. When you live in a hot climate, you might want to water once a week. Only water when you notice that about 2 to 3 inches of soil become too dry outdoors or indoors. Consider the amount of rainwater on the plant and ensure not to add to it to prevent root rot.You may not need additional watering of the plants if there is a lot of rainfall.Shagbark hickory generally grows during spring and fall. When they are outdoors, you need to add mulch about 3 to 4 inches deep to conserve more water. You need to water the plants more frequently in sandy soil because this type tends to drain faster. However, with the clay one, you need to water this less frequently where you could go for 2-3 days to dry the plant and not develop any root rot. You could mark the date on the calendar whenever you water and when you notice that the leaves are starting to droop. This can mean that you might be a day late.
Read More more
How much water do I need to give my Shagbark hickory?
The Shagbark hickory generally needs about a gallon of water each schedule,With the potted plants, you might want to water them deeply until you see that the water is dripping at the bottom of the pot. Then, wait for the soil to dry before watering them again. You can use a water calculator or a moisture meter to determine the amount you've given to your plant in a week. Provide plenty of water, especially in the flowering period, but let the moisture evaporate afterwards to prevent root rot. If Shagbark hickory is planted outdoor with adequate rainfall, it may not need additional watering. When Shagbark hickory is young or newly planted, make sure it gets 1-2 inches of rain per week. As Shagbark hickory continues to grow, it can survive entirely on rainfall. Only when the weather is too hot, or when there is no rainfall at all for 2-3 weeks, then consider giving Shagbark hickory a full watering during the cooler moment of the day to prevent the plant from suffering from high heat damage. Additional watering will be required during persistent dry spells.
Read More more
Should I adjust the watering frequency for my Shagbark hickory according to different seasons or climates?
The Shagbark hickory needs outdoors come from rain, with only persistent dry weather requiring watering. Throughout the spring and fall growing seasons, the soil needs to be kept moist but not soggy, and alternating dry and moist soil conditions will allow the Shagbark hickory to grow well. Throughout the summer, hot weather can cause water to evaporate too quickly, and if there is a lack of rainfall, you will need to water more frequently and extra to keep it moist. Usually, the Shagbark hickory will need less water during the winter. Since the Shagbark hickory will drop their leaves and go dormant, you can put them into a well-draining but moisture-retentive soil mixture like the terracotta to help the water evaporate quicker. Once your Shagbark hickory growing outdoors begins to leaf out and go dormant, you can skip watering altogether and in most cases Shagbark hickory can rely on the fall and winter rains to survive the entire dormant period. After the spring, you can cultivate your Shagbark hickory and encourage it to grow and bloom when the temperature becomes warmer.This plant is not generally a fan of ponding or drought when flowering. You must ensure that the drainage is good at all times, especially during the winter. When the plant is in a pot, the plant has limited root growth. Keep them well-watered, especially if they are planted in pots during summer. They don't like cold and wet roots, so provide adequate drainage, especially if they are still growing. It's always best to water your Shagbark hickory’s diligently. Get the entire root system into a deep soak at least once or twice a week, depending on the weather. It's best to avoid shallow sprinkles that reach the leaves since they generally encourage the growth of fungi and don't reach deep into the roots. Don't allow the Shagbark hickory’s to dry out completely in the fall or winter, even if they are already dormancy. Don't drown the plants because they generally don't like sitting in water for too long. They can die during winter if the soil does not drain well. Also, apply mulch whenever possible to reduce stress, conserve water, and encourage healthy blooms.
Read More more
What should I be careful with when I water my Shagbark hickory in different seasons, climates, or during different growing periods?
If planting in the ground, Shagbark hickory mostly relies on rain. However, if there is no rainfall for 2-3 weeks, you may need to give proper consideration to giving the plants a deep watering. If watering Shagbark hickory in summer, you should try to do it in the morning. A large temperature difference between the water temperature and the root system can stress the roots. You need to avoid watering the bushes when it's too hot outside. Start mulching them during the spring when the ground is not too cold. The age of the plants matter. Lack of water is one of the most common reasons the newly planted ones fail to grow. After they are established, you need to ease off the watering schedule. Reduce watering them during the fall and winter, especially if they have a water-retaining material in the soil. The dry winds in winter can dry them out, and the newly planted ones can be at risk of drought during windy winter, summer, and fall. Windy seasons mean that there's more watering required. The ones planted in the pot tend to dry out faster, so they need more watering. Once you see that they bloom less, the leaves begin to dry up. Potted plants are relatively complex to water and fluctuate in frequency. Always be careful that the pot-planted plant don't sit in the water. Avoid putting them in containers with saucers, bowls, and trays. Too much watering in the fall can make the foliage look mottled or yellowish. It's always a good idea to prevent overwatering them regardless of the current climate or season that you might have. During the months when Shagbark hickory begins to flower, you might want to increase the watering frequency but give it a rest once they are fully grown. Give them an adequate amount of water once every 3 to 5 days but don't give them regular schedules. Make sure the soil is dry by sticking your finger in the pot, or use a moisture meter if you're unsure if it's the right time. Too much root rot can cause them to die, so be careful not to overwater or underwater regardless of the climate or season you have in your area.
Read More more
Why is watering my Shagbark hickory important?
Watering the Shagbark hickory helps transport the needed nutrients from the soil to the rest of the plant. The moisture will keep this species healthy if you know how much water to give. The watering requirements will depend on the weather in your area and the plant's soil. The Shagbark hickory thrives on moist soil, but they can't generally tolerate waterlogging. Ensure to provide enough mulch when planted on the ground and never fall into the trap of watering too little. They enjoy a full can of watering where the water should be moist at the base when they are planted in a pot to get the best blooms. If they are grown as foliage, you need to water them up to a depth of 10 to 20 inches so they will continue to grow. If it's raining, refrain from watering and let them get the nutrients they need from the rainwater.
Read More more
icon
Get tips and tricks for your plants.
Keep your plants happy and healthy with our guide to watering, lighting, feeding and more.
close
plant_info

Key Facts About Shagbark hickory

feedback
Feedback
feedback

Attributes of Shagbark hickory

Lifespan
Perennial
Plant Type
Tree
Planting Time
Spring, Fall
Bloom Time
Mid spring, Late spring, Early summer
Harvest Time
Fall
Plant Height
30 m to 46 m
Spread
15 m to 21 m
Leaf Color
Green
Yellow
Gold
Flower Size
8 cm to 15 cm
Flower Color
Yellow
Green
Fruit Color
Green
Brown
Copper
Stem Color
Silver
Brown
Gray
Red
Burgundy
Dormancy
Winter dormancy
Leaf type
Deciduous
Ideal Temperature
5 - 32 ℃
Pollinators
Wind
Benefits to Pollinating Insects
Larval food
Growth Rate:Slow
Shagbark hickory' exhibits a slow rate of growth during its active growing seasons, Spring and Summer. This slow-paced vegetative expansion consolidates its energy resources, directing them towards the establishment and hardening of robust branches and the maturation of its distinctive shaggy bark, rather than rapid vertical or lateral development.

Name story

Shagbark hickory

Symbolism

Usages

Garden Use

Trivia and Interesting Facts

Scientific Classification of Shagbark hickory

icon
Find your perfect green friends.
Plan your green oasis based on your criteria: plant type, pet safety, skill level, sites, and more.
identify

Quickly Identify Shagbark hickory

feedback
Feedback
feedback
icon
Instantly identify plants with a snap
Snap a photo for instant plant ID, gaining quick insights on disease prevention, treatment, toxicity, care, uses, and symbolism, etc.
1
Distinct shaggy bark on mature trunk, 2-3 feet (60-90 cm) diameter.
2
Compound leaves with 5-7 lance-shaped leaflets, largest terminal leaflet.
3
Male flowers in pendulous catkins, female flowers in compact spikes.
4
Enclosed fruit within 4-parted husk, splits to reveal oval nut.
5
Stout twigs, light gray to brown, with scattered white lenticels.
Shagbark hickory identify image Shagbark hickory identify image Shagbark hickory identify image Shagbark hickory identify image Shagbark hickory identify image
Learn More About Identifying Shagbark hickory
pests

Common Pests & Diseases About Shagbark hickory

feedback
Feedback
feedback
Common issues for Shagbark hickory based on 10 million real cases
icon
Treat and prevent plant diseases.
AI-powered plant doctor helps you diagnose plant problems in seconds.
Black blotch
Black spot is a fungal disease that severely impacts Shagbark hickory, causing discoloration, defoliation, and growth retardation. With high infectiousness and moderate lethality, this disease requires substantial prevention and control efforts.
Leaf beetles
Leaf beetles Leaf beetles
Leaf beetles
Leaf beetles are a class of colored insects 1 to 2 cm in size. They gnaw on leaves and petals resulting in small, round holes scattered over the surface.
Solutions: For less serious cases: Remove beetles, nymphs, and eggs. Remove all life stages of the beetles and kill them by placing them in a bucket of warm, soapy water. This can be done more easily by placing the bucket under affected leaves and shaking the plant. This method is most effective in the afternoon when leaf beetles are more active. Always dispose of insects in a sealed bag or container to avoid escape and spread. To treat more serious infestations: Apply organic insecticides. Use naturally-derived insecticides before moving on to synthetic insecticides. Neem oil and pyrethrum are naturally-derived insecticides that should be applied following label instructions. Apply synthetic insecticides. Examples of insecticides effective for leaf beetles include carbaryl, permethrin, and bifenthrin. Apply insecticides according to label instructions.
Brown spot
Brown spot Brown spot
Brown spot
This infection can cause brown spots or patches to appear on the plant.
Solutions: In minor cases of brown spot, there isn’t any need to treat the disease. However, if much of the foliage is affected and defoliation occurs, the plant will benefit from getting rid of the infection. It is recommended to start by applying organic treatment options, working up to the more potent synthetic, chemical fungicides if necessary. Organic options won’t kill the fungus, but will prevent it from spreading. Dissolve ½ teaspoon of baking soda and one teaspoon of liquid soap in a gallon of water. Using a spray bottle, spray on tops and bottoms of leaves until the mixture drips off. Repeat every two weeks until existing spots stop enlarging and new spots no longer appear. Spray a copper-based fungicidal soap on the leaves, coating the top and bottom leaf surfaces. Reapply as directed on the product label. Copper penetrates the leaf surface and prevents germination of spores so the fungus cannot spread. Apply an all-purpose fungicide to the entire plant, following the label instructions carefully.
Caterpillars
Caterpillars Caterpillars
Caterpillars
Caterpillars are fleshy moth or butterfly larvae that come in an array of colors, patterns, and even hairstyles. They chew on leaves and flower petals, creating large, irregular holes.
Solutions: Even though caterpillars are diverse, they all chew on plant parts and can cause significant damage if present in large numbers. For severe cases: Apply insecticide. For an organic solution, spray plants with a Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), which specifically affects the larval stage of moths and butterflies. Be sure to coat plants, since caterpillars need to ingest Bt for it to be effective. This will not harm other insects. Spray a chili extract. Chili seeds can be cooked in water to make a spicy spray that caterpillars don't like. Spray this mixture on the plants, but be aware it will also be spicy to humans. Introduce beneficial insects. Release beneficial insects to the garden that eat caterpillars, such as parasitic wasps. For less severe cases: Hand pick. Using gloves, pick off caterpillars on plants and dispose of them in a bucket of soapy water. Dust plants with diatomaceous earth. This powder is harmless to humans but irritates caterpillars. Therefore, it will make it difficult for caterpillars to move and eat.
Fruit withering
Fruit withering Fruit withering
Fruit withering
Fungal infection or normal ripening can cause the fruit to dry out.
Solutions: There are a number of appropriate solutions to control fruit withering: Remove any fruit as soon as it shows any signs of infection. Do not compost. Use a fungicide prior to leaf bud and then as per manufacturers instructions throughout the season.
close
plant poor
Black blotch
Overview
Symptom
Causes
Treatment
Prevention
Active Period
What is Black blotch Disease on Shagbark hickory?
What is Black blotch Disease on Shagbark hickory?
Black spot is a fungal disease that severely impacts Shagbark hickory, causing discoloration, defoliation, and growth retardation. With high infectiousness and moderate lethality, this disease requires substantial prevention and control efforts.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
On Shagbark hickory, the fungus manifests as black spots on the leaves with a yellow halo. As the disease progresses, leaves become yellow and drop prematurely, hindering the plant's growth.
What Causes Black blotch Disease on Shagbark hickory?
What Causes Black blotch Disease on Shagbark hickory?
1
Fungal pathogen
Black spot is primarily caused by the fungi Diplocarpon rosae, which thrives in cool, damp climates and can easily spread among plants.
How to Treat Black blotch Disease on Shagbark hickory?
How to Treat Black blotch Disease on Shagbark hickory?
1
Non pesticide
Remove infected plant parts: Discard infected leaves and branches without composting to prevent further spread of the disease.

Enhancing sunlight exposure: Ensure the plant receives adequate sunlight, which aids in preventing the growth of the fungus.
2
Pesticide
Fungicide application: Use a recommended fungicide at the start of yearly rains to preempt fungus growth and spore distribution.
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants and unlimited guides at your fingertips...
qrcode
Scan the QR code with your phone camera to download the app
Leaf beetles
plant poor
Leaf beetles
Leaf beetles are a class of colored insects 1 to 2 cm in size. They gnaw on leaves and petals resulting in small, round holes scattered over the surface.
Overview
Overview
Leaf beetles range in size from 1.5 mm to 2 cm. Both adult beetles and their larvae eat the leaves of many different types of plants. There are over 35,000 different species of leaf beetles, in a variety of colors including gold, green, yellow-striped, and red striped. Some of these have been mistaken for ladybirds because of their shape and coloring. They can be oval, round, or elongated in shape. These insect pests are most active in spring and summer.
If not controlled, leaf beetles can do a lot of damage to vegetable crops and ornamental plants. They feed on the leaves, flowers, stems, roots, and fruits of different plants. They can fly, which means it's easy for them to move from one plant to another. Some species of leaf beetles only target one specific crop, while others will target many different types of plants. Although a lot of the damage that they cause is cosmetic, an infestation can weaken a plant and leave it prone to other more problematic diseases.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
The first signs of a leaf beetles infestation are small visible holes in leaves. Leaves then become discolored and dark beetle droppings can be seen. As the leaves turn yellow and brown, they will drop off the plant onto the ground. Some leaves will appear skeletonized with only the veins still remaining.
Infestation begins in spring, when the adult beetles emerge from the soil and lay their eggs on the leaves of plants. When these eggs hatch, the young nymphs start munching on the leaves as they grow up. Once leaf beetles are large and mature, they'll fall to the ground and pupate in the soil over winter before starting the cycle all over again.
Leaf beetles also eat holes in fruits and vegetables. These can be seen as small round holes that sometimes have a larger brown area surrounding them.
Solutions
Solutions
For less serious cases:
  1. Remove beetles, nymphs, and eggs. Remove all life stages of the beetles and kill them by placing them in a bucket of warm, soapy water. This can be done more easily by placing the bucket under affected leaves and shaking the plant. This method is most effective in the afternoon when leaf beetles are more active. Always dispose of insects in a sealed bag or container to avoid escape and spread.
To treat more serious infestations:
  1. Apply organic insecticides. Use naturally-derived insecticides before moving on to synthetic insecticides. Neem oil and pyrethrum are naturally-derived insecticides that should be applied following label instructions.
  2. Apply synthetic insecticides. Examples of insecticides effective for leaf beetles include carbaryl, permethrin, and bifenthrin. Apply insecticides according to label instructions.
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants and unlimited guides at your fingertips...
qrcode
Scan the QR code with your phone camera to download the app
Brown spot
plant poor
Brown spot
This infection can cause brown spots or patches to appear on the plant.
Overview
Overview
Discolored spots on the foliage of plants are one of the most common disease problems people observe. These spots are caused by fungal and bacterial diseases, with most infections related to a fungal pathogen.
Brown spot can occurs on all houseplants, flowering ornamentals, vegetable plants, and leaves of trees, bushes, and shrubs. No plants are resistant to it, and the problem is worse in warm, wet environments. It can occur at any point in the life stage as long as leaves are present.
Small brownish spots appear on the foliage and enlarge as the disease progresses. In severe cases, the plant or tree is weakened when the lesions interrupt photosynthesis or cause defoliation.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
In most cases, brown spot only affects a small percentage of the whole plant, appearing on a small amount of the leaves. A small infection only puts minor stress on the plant. However, if left untreated and the disease progresses over numerous seasons, it will severely impact the health and productivity of the infected specimen.
  • Sporulation begins (reproduction of the fungal spores), and tiny spots appear on leaves.
  • Placement is often random and scattered as diseases are spread through raindrops.
  • May appear on lower leaves and the interior of the plant where humidity is higher.
  • Brown spots enlarge and grow large enough to touch neighboring spots to form a more prominent blotch.
  • Leaf margins may turn yellow.
  • Tiny black dots (fruiting bodies of the fungi) appear in the dead spots.
  • Blotches grow in size until the entire leaf is brown.
  • The leaf falls off the plant.
Severe Symptoms
  • Partial or complete premature defoliation
  • Reduced growth
  • Increased susceptibility to pests and other diseases
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
Brown spot, or leaf spot, is a common descriptive term given to several diseases affecting the leaves of plants and trees. Around 85% of diseases exhibiting leaf spots are due to fungus or fungus-like organisms. Sometimes brown spot is caused by a bacterial infection, or insect activity with similar symptoms.
When conditions are warm and the leaf surfaces are wet, fungal spores being transported by wind or rain land on the surface and cling to it. They do not rupture the cell walls but grow in the space between the plant plasma membrane and the plant cell wall. As the spores reproduce, they release toxins and enzymes that cause necrotic spots (i.e., dead tissue) on the leaves, allowing the fungi to consume the products released when the cells degrade.
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants and unlimited guides at your fingertips...
qrcode
Scan the QR code with your phone camera to download the app
Caterpillars
plant poor
Caterpillars
Caterpillars are fleshy moth or butterfly larvae that come in an array of colors, patterns, and even hairstyles. They chew on leaves and flower petals, creating large, irregular holes.
Overview
Overview
Caterpillars can cause problems for home gardeners. If not managed, these insects can defoliate a plant in just a matter of days. However, home gardeners face a challenge because these caterpillars eventually turn into beautiful butterflies and moths, which are important for pollination and the general ecosystem.
There are thousands of different species of caterpillars and many will only target certain plants. If caterpillars are posing a problem, they can be removed by hand, or gardeners can use insect-proof netting to protect their valuable plants.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Caterpillars are the larvae of butterflies and moths. During the warmer months, butterflies and moths that visit gardens will lay their eggs on the underside of leaves.
When the tiny eggs hatch, the young larvae emerge and start feeding on the leaves of the plant. Depending on how many larvae have hatched, they can easily defoliate the plant in a very short period of time. Caterpillars will shed their skin as they grow, around 4 or 5 times during this feeding cycle.
Symptoms of caterpillars eating plants appear as holes in the leaves. The edges of the leaves may be eaten away as well, and flowers can be affected as well.
Some are easy to see, but others need to be searched for. This is because their bodies are often camouflaged to look like part of the plant. Gardeners need to look carefully along the stems of the plant as well as under the leaves. Also, look for tiny white, yellow, or brown eggs that can be found in groups on the underside of leaves.
Once the caterpillar is fully grown, it transforms into a pupa or chrysalis. Then, after a period of time that varies according to the species, a butterfly or moth will emerge from the pupa and the cycle begins again.
Solutions
Solutions
Even though caterpillars are diverse, they all chew on plant parts and can cause significant damage if present in large numbers.
For severe cases:
  1. Apply insecticide. For an organic solution, spray plants with a Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), which specifically affects the larval stage of moths and butterflies. Be sure to coat plants, since caterpillars need to ingest Bt for it to be effective. This will not harm other insects.
  2. Spray a chili extract. Chili seeds can be cooked in water to make a spicy spray that caterpillars don't like. Spray this mixture on the plants, but be aware it will also be spicy to humans.
  3. Introduce beneficial insects. Release beneficial insects to the garden that eat caterpillars, such as parasitic wasps.
For less severe cases:
  1. Hand pick. Using gloves, pick off caterpillars on plants and dispose of them in a bucket of soapy water.
  2. Dust plants with diatomaceous earth. This powder is harmless to humans but irritates caterpillars. Therefore, it will make it difficult for caterpillars to move and eat.
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants and unlimited guides at your fingertips...
qrcode
Scan the QR code with your phone camera to download the app
Fruit withering
plant poor
Fruit withering
Fungal infection or normal ripening can cause the fruit to dry out.
Overview
Overview
Fruit withering is common on many tree fruits, including apples, pears, peaches, cherries, and plums, as well as fruiting shrubs. It is caused by a fungal pathogen and will result in wrinkled and desiccated fruit.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Here are the most common symptoms in the order that they are likely to occur.
  1. Both leaves and blossom on the tips of branches will go brown and wither.
  2. Gray powdery patches will appear on infected leaves and flowers, and this will be most apparent after rain.
  3. Any fruit that does appear will turn wrinkled and fail to develop.
  4. Branch tips begin to die, progressing back to larger branches, causing general deterioration of the tree or plant.
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
The withering is caused by one of two fungal pathogens, one called Monilina laxa and the other called M. fructigen. The spores overwinter on infected plant material and are then spread the following spring by wind, rain, or animal vectors. The problem will start to become noticeable in mid-spring, but will increase in severity as summer progresses and the fungus grows. If not addressed, the disease will intensify and spread to other plants in the vicinity.
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants and unlimited guides at your fingertips...
qrcode
Scan the QR code with your phone camera to download the app
distribution

Distribution of Shagbark hickory

feedback
Feedback
feedback

Habitat of Shagbark hickory

Dry upland slopes, Lowland, Valleys
Northern Hemisphere
South Hemisphere

Distribution Map of Shagbark hickory

distribution map
Native
Cultivated
Invasive
Potentially invasive
Exotic
No species reported
habit
care_scenes

More Info on Shagbark Hickory Growth and Care

feedback
Feedback
Basic Care Guide
Common Pests & Diseases
Explore More
Water
Every 1-2 weeks
Shagbark hickory is native to the eastern United States and Canada, primarily found in woodlands and open areas. Its natural habitat suggests that it prefers well-drained soil and moderate to high levels of moisture. This plant's watering needs are influenced by its native environment, where it receives consistent rainfall. To mimic its natural conditions, it is important to regularly water shagbark hickory, ensuring the soil remains consistently moist without becoming waterlogged.
Watering Techniques
Lighting
Full sun
Shagbark hickory flourishes best under plentiful sunlight, maximising its growth potential. Although it can manage with some shaded exposure, a steady stream of sunlight nourishes the plant optimally. Its origin environment features unimpeded access to light. Insufficient sun exposure may stunt growth while excessive light might cause stress, impacting overall health.
Best Sunlight Practices
Transplant
20-35 feet
For shagbark hickory, the most opportune time for resettlement unfurls in the vigor of spring's awakening, promoting root establishment in warming soils. Select sites that offer deep, fertile soil and ample sunlight. When uprooting, handle with care to protect the taproot.
Transplant Techniques
Temperature
-25 - 35 ℃
The temperature habit of shagbark hickory is that it grows in a native growth environment with a temperature range of 5 to 32 ℃ (41 to 90 ℉). It prefers a temperature range within this range for optimal growth. In the colder seasons, it should be placed in a location that protects it from frost. During the hotter months, it requires a consistent supply of moisture to regulate its temperature.
Temp for Healthy Growth
Pruning
Early spring, Late winter
Renowned for its peeling bark and nut yield, shagbark hickory benefits significantly from selective pruning. Key techniques involve removing dead or diseased limbs, thinning out crowded branches to improve sunlight penetration and air circulation, and shaping for structure. Optimal pruning occurs in late winter or early spring, during dormancy but before new growth begins. Such timing prevents sap bleeding and reduces stress, promoting better healing and vigorous spring growth for shagbark hickory.
Pruning techniques
Propagation
Autumn,Winter
Shagbark hickory can be propagated through hardwood cuttings, layering (air), and sowing seeds during autumn and winter. These methods are moderately difficult and require patience. Signs of successful propagation include the emergence of new growth and root development. Key tips include using healthy stems and providing proper moisture levels.
Propagation Techniques
Pollination
Difficult
Shagbark hickory plays a mesmerizing game with nature, relying predominantly on the whimsy of winds for pollination. This intricate dance commences in late Spring, with catkins flowering in droves, standing out against its shaggy bark. Yet, it's not colorful allure they rely on, but Mother Nature's gusty breath to scatter their pollen far and wide, thus ensuring the continuation of their kind.
Pollination Techniques
Black blotch
Black spot is a fungal disease that severely impacts Shagbark hickory, causing discoloration, defoliation, and growth retardation. With high infectiousness and moderate lethality, this disease requires substantial prevention and control efforts.
Read More
Weevil
Weevil affects Shagbark hickory primarily during its active growth stages, leading to leaf damage, inhibited growth, and potential tree death if untreated. Crucial for early detection and combined management strategies.
Read More
Spots
Spots is a fungal disease targeting Shagbark hickory causing leaf disfigurement, reduced photosynthesis, and premature leaf drop, potentially leading to weakened tree health.
Read More
Scars
Scars on Shagbark hickory trees are physical injuries that interrupt normal bark functions, potentially leading to decay and weakening of the tree. These defects can be caused by various environmental factors, pathogens, or mechanical damage.
Read More
Lichen
Lichen is not a disease but a symbiotic composite of algae and fungi. On Shagbark hickory, it does not harm the plant directly but may indicate poor health or aging. Understanding its presence helps in overall plant care.
Read More
Sapsucker damage
Sapsucker damage on Shagbark hickory involves woodpecker-like birds creating holes in the bark to reach sap, weakening the tree and inviting infections or infestations. This stress affects tree growth and vigour.
Read More
Leaf tip withering
Leaf tip withering is a detrimental disease that affects Shagbark hickory, leading to browning, wilting, and, ultimately, the death of the foliage. Resulting in reduced vitality and growth, this disease poses a serious threat to the plant's overall health and productivity.
Read More
Non-base branch withering
Non-base branch withering in Shagbark hickory is a disease causing localized death of branches, leading to reduced vitality and yield. Damage can be extensive if left untreated.
Read More
Spider mite
Spider mite primarily affects Shagbark hickory by attacking its leaves, leading to discoloration and potentially severe defoliation. This can weaken the plant significantly if untreated.
Read More
Black mold
Black mold is a fungal infection affecting Shagbark hickory trees, characterized by dark fungal growths. It detrimentally impacts tree health, vigor, and aesthetic value, potentially reducing tree longevity.
Read More
Plant dried up
Plant Dried Up' is a serious plant condition with significant effects on Shagbark hickory. Among the results are the stunting of growth, wilting, and eventual death. This condition is primarily due to dehydration, poor soil conditions, or the presence of pathogens.
Read More
Leaf yellowing
Leaf yellowing is a prevalent disease in plants, impacting Shagbark hickory by disrupting their normal growth patterns and vitality. It is caused mainly due to a deficiency of key nutrients or presence of certain diseases, leading to chlorosis. If untreated, it can lead to leaf drop and reduced vigor.
Read More
Scale insect
Scale insects are pests infesting Shagbark hickory, causing discoloration, defoliation, and bark damage. These pests stress the trees, leading to growth reduction and increased susceptibility to other pathogens.
Read More
Leaf beetle
Leaf beetles, specifically affecting Shagbark hickory, lead to significant foliage damage through feeding. They can weaken plants over successive seasons, impacting aesthetics and vitality.
Read More
Leafhopper
Leafhopper causes significant damage mainly through the transmission of plant pathogens, impacting the health and growth of Shagbark hickory. The manifestation includes leaf discoloration, stunted growth, and overall decline in vigor.
Read More
Moss
Moss is a disease affecting Shagbark hickory, causing damage to its aesthetic value and health. Primarily impacting older trees, it leads to coverage that can stress the tree and reduce vigor.
Read More
Aphid
Aphids are small sap-sucking insects that infest 'Shagbark hickory'. These pests weaken the plant, causing yellowed, curled leaves and potentially stunted growth. The impact includes reduced vitality and infestation vulnerability.
Read More
Dark blotch
Dark blotch is a fungal disease that primarily affects Shagbark hickory, causing dark, decaying spots on the leaves and bark. This disease weakens the tree over time and can eventually lead to death if left unchecked.
Read More
Canker and gummosis
Canker and gummosis are diseases causing lesions and sap exudation, respectively, which negatively affect Shagbark hickory. These diseases can lead to reduced vigor and, in severe cases, tree mortality.
Read More
Whole plant withering
Whole plant withering is a debilitating condition that results in widespread decline and eventual death of Shagbark hickory. This disease can stem from biotic or abiotic factors and leads to wilting, discoloration, and stunted growth.
Read More
Crown gall
Crown gall is a bacterial disease affecting a variety of plant species, including Shagbark hickory. This plant ailment leads to the development of unsightly tumors, hinder normal growth, and can eventually cause the plant's death if left untreated.
Read More
Wounds
Wounds on Shagbark hickory often result from mechanical damage, leading to bark disruption and exposing the tree to secondary infections. These can have dire implications for the health and structural integrity of Shagbark hickory.
Read More
Leaf spot
Leaf spot is a common disease in Shagbark hickory, causing discoloration, browning, and defoliation of the leaves. This pathogenic occurrence can lead to reduced tree vitality and, in serious cases, mortality. Timely identification, treatment, and preventive measures are crucial to manage leaf spot.
Read More
Yellow edges
Yellow edges is a leaf disease, known to affect the Shagbark hickory, characterized by yellowing along the leaf margins, resulting in impaired growth. It's primarily caused by nutrient deficiency and specific pathogenic infections, with its presence posing significant threats to the plant’s health if left untreated.
Read More
Branch withering
Branch withering is a disease affecting Shagbark hickory, leading to the premature necrosis of branches and impeding the tree's overall health and vigor. The condition poses a threat to the tree's productivity and lifespan.
Read More
Whole leaf withering
Whole leaf withering is a disease that causes significant damage to Shagbark hickory, leading to leaf browning, decline in vigor, and potential tree death if left unmanaged.
Read More
Mealybug
Mealybug disease primarily infests and damages Shagbark hickory, causing inhibited growth, leaf yellowing, and premature leaf drop, significantly impacting the plant's health and vitality.
Read More
Caterpillar
Caterpillar infestations in Shagbark hickory primarily lead to defoliation, which weakens the tree and affects its growth. Peak activity is during spring and early summer when larvae feed intensely after hatching.
Read More
Borer
Borer disease in Shagbark hickory primarily involves larval infestation damaging the trunk and branches, weakening and potentially killing young trees. Effective management involves prompt identification and integrated control strategies.
Read More
Dark spots
Dark spots is a fungal disease affecting Shagbark hickory, resulting in damaging foliage and compromising tree health. The disease, caused predominantly by fungi, leads to considerable leaf spot formation, decreased aesthetic appeal, and potential death if untreated.
Read More
Thrips
Thrips are tiny, slender insects that impact Shagbark hickory by sucking nutrients from the leaves, causing discoloration and deformities. This damage weakens the plant and can reduce its overall health and aesthetic value.
Read More
Leaf rot
Leaf rot is a detrimental disease, primarily caused by fungal pathogens, impacting Shagbark hickory. The infection manifests as browning and wilting leaves, which, in severe cases, might lead to tree death. Proper care, identification, and remedy play crucial roles in minimizing the disease's impact.
Read More
Leaf blight
Leaf blight is a disease caused by fungi or bacteria, causing extensive damage to Shagbark hickory. It often results in leaf discoloration, premature leaf drop, and reduced vigor. The disease can also influence the overall health and productivity of the tree.
Read More
Leaf gall
Leaf gall is a disease affecting Shagbark hickory, resulting in abnormal growths on leaves. Caused primarily by insects or fungi, galls can impair the plant's health, affecting its look and overall vitality.
Read More
Gall
Gall is a disease affecting Shagbark hickory, causing abnormal outgrowth on its tissues. This ailment, often caused by insect, fungi, or bacterial activity, can impact the overall plant health. It can be controlled and prevented with proper care and treatment.
Read More
Brown blotch
Brown spot is a fungal disease inflicting Shagbark hickory, causing small, dark spots on leaves which can result in decreased plant vitality. Scrutinizing for symptoms and implementing effective controls are pivotal in managing the disease.
Read More
Feng shui direction
East
The shagbark hickory is often seen as a nurturing, supportive presence and may subtly invite a sense of stability in one's domain. Particularly when facing East, such trees tend to usher in revitalizing energy. However, the larger hickory can disrupt, rather than invite harmony; discretion is advised when incorporating the tree into one's surroundings. Such accounts are, of course, open to individual interpretation.
Fengshui Details
other_plant

Plants Related to Shagbark hickory

feedback
Feedback
feedback
Tasmanian blue gum
Tasmanian blue gum
Tasmanian blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) is an evergreen tree that can grow to over 61 m tall. Blooms from fall to spring with yellowish white flowers. Flower buds have a warty cap that falls off to release the numerous brush-like stamens. Attracts bees hummingbirds and other pollinators. Grows in full sun and is a great specimen for parks and city courtyards.
Annual fleabane
Annual fleabane
While native to North America, the annual fleabane has been introduced to other places around the world, as well as in 43 states of the United States. It is a popular choice for bees, flies, wasps, and butterflies as a source of nectar, but is invasive and is threatening the native ecosystem where they grow.
Bull thistle
Bull thistle
Bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare) is a thistle plant native to Europe, Africa, and Asia. Bull thistle produces a large amount of nectar and attracts pollinators. Bull thistle is considered a noxious weed in areas of Europe and Australia.
African tulip tree
African tulip tree
African tulip tree (*Spathodea campanulata*) is an evergreen tree that grows best in full sunlight and well-drained soil. African tulip tree is shade-tolerant. It is a fast-growing tree and a prolific seed producer, dispersing seeds that can germinate without light, giving it the potential to become invasive in some areas.
Earleaf acacia
Earleaf acacia
Earleaf acacia (Acacia auriculiformis) is an evergreen tree that can grow from 20 to 27 m tall. It is a fast-growing tree with a gnarly trunk and is often multi-stemmed. It blooms in spring with yellowish-orange spiked clusters. Each tree produces about 47,000 seeds per year. It is becoming an invasive tree, displacing vegetation and native plants.
Sessile Joyweed
Sessile Joyweed
The sessile Joyweed (Alternanthera sessilis) is an aquatic plant that spreads vigorously from a prominent, very deep taproot. It is listed as a noxious weed in the United States and can devastate small ponds with its aggressive foliage growth. The sessile Joyweed is so dense, it can, in fact, block drainage canals with vegetation and clog irrigation lines!
Poison ivy
Poison ivy
In pop culture, poison ivy is a symbol of an obnoxious weed because, despite its unthreatening looks, it gives a highly unpleasant contact rash to the unfortunate person who touches it. Still, it is commonly eaten by many animals, and the seeds are a favorite with birds. The leaves turn bright red in fall. Its sister species, Western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii), is not considered to be invasive in the United States, but is noxious in Australia and New Zealand.
Pokeweed
Pokeweed
Although its berries look juicy and tempting, the fruits and the root of pokeweed are toxic and should not be eaten. Pokeweed is considered a pest species by farmers but is nevertheless often grown as an ornamental plant. Its berries can be made into pokeberry ink as well.
View More Plants
close
product icon
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants and unlimited guides at your fingertips...
Your Ultimate Guide to Plants
Identify grow and nurture the better way!
product icon
17,000 local species +400,000 global species studied
product icon
Nearly 5 years of research
product icon
80+ scholars in botany and gardening
ad
ad
Botanist in your pocket
Scan the QR code with your phone camera to download the app
About
Care Guide
Care FAQ
More Info
How to Identify
Pests & Diseases
Distribution
More About How-Tos
Related Plants
Shagbark hickory
Shagbark hickory
Shagbark hickory
Shagbark hickory
Shagbark hickory
Shagbark hickory
Shagbark hickory
Carya ovata
Water
Water
Every 1-2 weeks
more
Sunlight
Sunlight
Full sun
more
icon
Instantly identify plants with a snap
Snap a photo for instant plant ID, gaining quick insights on disease prevention, treatment, toxicity, care, uses, and symbolism, etc.
Download the App for Free
question

Questions About Shagbark hickory

feedback
Feedback
feedback
Watering Watering Watering
Pruning Pruning Pruning
Sunlight Sunlight Sunlight
Temperature Temperature Temperature
Fertilizing Fertilizing Fertilizing
What's the best method to water my Shagbark hickory?
more
What should I do if I water Shagbark hickory too much/too little?
more
How often should I water my Shagbark hickory?
more
How much water do I need to give my Shagbark hickory?
more
Should I adjust the watering frequency for my Shagbark hickory according to different seasons or climates?
more
What should I be careful with when I water my Shagbark hickory in different seasons, climates, or during different growing periods?
more
Why is watering my Shagbark hickory important?
more
icon
Get tips and tricks for your plants.
Keep your plants happy and healthy with our guide to watering, lighting, feeding and more.
Download the App for Free
close
plant_info

Key Facts About Shagbark hickory

feedback
Feedback
feedback

Attributes of Shagbark hickory

Lifespan
Perennial
Plant Type
Tree
Planting Time
Spring, Fall
Bloom Time
Mid spring, Late spring, Early summer
Harvest Time
Fall
Plant Height
30 m to 46 m
Spread
15 m to 21 m
Leaf Color
Green
Yellow
Gold
Flower Size
8 cm to 15 cm
Flower Color
Yellow
Green
Fruit Color
Green
Brown
Copper
Stem Color
Silver
Brown
Gray
Red
Burgundy
Dormancy
Winter dormancy
Leaf type
Deciduous
Ideal Temperature
5 - 32 ℃
Pollinators
Wind
Benefits to Pollinating Insects
Larval food
Growth Rate:Slow
Shagbark hickory' exhibits a slow rate of growth during its active growing seasons, Spring and Summer. This slow-paced vegetative expansion consolidates its energy resources, directing them towards the establishment and hardening of robust branches and the maturation of its distinctive shaggy bark, rather than rapid vertical or lateral development.
icon
Gain more valuable plant knowledge
Explore a rich botanical encyclopedia for deeper insights
Download the App for Free

Name story

Shagbark hickory

Symbolism

Usages

Garden Use

Trivia and Interesting Facts

Scientific Classification of Shagbark hickory

icon
Never miss a care task again!
Plant care made easier than ever with our tailor-made smart care reminder.
Download the App for Free
identify

Quickly Identify Shagbark hickory

feedback
Feedback
feedback
icon
Instantly identify plants with a snap
Snap a photo for instant plant ID, gaining quick insights on disease prevention, treatment, toxicity, care, uses, and symbolism, etc.
Download the App for Free
1
Distinct shaggy bark on mature trunk, 2-3 feet (60-90 cm) diameter.
2
Compound leaves with 5-7 lance-shaped leaflets, largest terminal leaflet.
3
Male flowers in pendulous catkins, female flowers in compact spikes.
4
Enclosed fruit within 4-parted husk, splits to reveal oval nut.
5
Stout twigs, light gray to brown, with scattered white lenticels.
Shagbark hickory identify image Shagbark hickory identify image Shagbark hickory identify image Shagbark hickory identify image Shagbark hickory identify image
Learn More About Identifying Shagbark hickory
pests

Common Pests & Diseases About Shagbark hickory

feedback
Feedback
feedback
Common issues for Shagbark hickory based on 10 million real cases
icon
Plant disease auto-diagnose & prevention
AI-powered plant doctor helps you diagnose plant problems in seconds.
Download the App for Free
Black blotch
Black spot is a fungal disease that severely impacts Shagbark hickory, causing discoloration, defoliation, and growth retardation. With high infectiousness and moderate lethality, this disease requires substantial prevention and control efforts.
Learn More About the Black blotch more
Leaf beetles
Leaf beetles Leaf beetles Leaf beetles
Leaf beetles are a class of colored insects 1 to 2 cm in size. They gnaw on leaves and petals resulting in small, round holes scattered over the surface.
Solutions: For less serious cases: Remove beetles, nymphs, and eggs. Remove all life stages of the beetles and kill them by placing them in a bucket of warm, soapy water. This can be done more easily by placing the bucket under affected leaves and shaking the plant. This method is most effective in the afternoon when leaf beetles are more active. Always dispose of insects in a sealed bag or container to avoid escape and spread. To treat more serious infestations: Apply organic insecticides. Use naturally-derived insecticides before moving on to synthetic insecticides. Neem oil and pyrethrum are naturally-derived insecticides that should be applied following label instructions. Apply synthetic insecticides. Examples of insecticides effective for leaf beetles include carbaryl, permethrin, and bifenthrin. Apply insecticides according to label instructions.
Learn More About the Leaf beetles more
Brown spot
Brown spot Brown spot Brown spot
This infection can cause brown spots or patches to appear on the plant.
Solutions: In minor cases of brown spot, there isn’t any need to treat the disease. However, if much of the foliage is affected and defoliation occurs, the plant will benefit from getting rid of the infection. It is recommended to start by applying organic treatment options, working up to the more potent synthetic, chemical fungicides if necessary. Organic options won’t kill the fungus, but will prevent it from spreading. Dissolve ½ teaspoon of baking soda and one teaspoon of liquid soap in a gallon of water. Using a spray bottle, spray on tops and bottoms of leaves until the mixture drips off. Repeat every two weeks until existing spots stop enlarging and new spots no longer appear. Spray a copper-based fungicidal soap on the leaves, coating the top and bottom leaf surfaces. Reapply as directed on the product label. Copper penetrates the leaf surface and prevents germination of spores so the fungus cannot spread. Apply an all-purpose fungicide to the entire plant, following the label instructions carefully.
Learn More About the Brown spot more
Caterpillars
Caterpillars Caterpillars Caterpillars
Caterpillars are fleshy moth or butterfly larvae that come in an array of colors, patterns, and even hairstyles. They chew on leaves and flower petals, creating large, irregular holes.
Solutions: Even though caterpillars are diverse, they all chew on plant parts and can cause significant damage if present in large numbers. For severe cases: Apply insecticide. For an organic solution, spray plants with a Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), which specifically affects the larval stage of moths and butterflies. Be sure to coat plants, since caterpillars need to ingest Bt for it to be effective. This will not harm other insects. Spray a chili extract. Chili seeds can be cooked in water to make a spicy spray that caterpillars don't like. Spray this mixture on the plants, but be aware it will also be spicy to humans. Introduce beneficial insects. Release beneficial insects to the garden that eat caterpillars, such as parasitic wasps. For less severe cases: Hand pick. Using gloves, pick off caterpillars on plants and dispose of them in a bucket of soapy water. Dust plants with diatomaceous earth. This powder is harmless to humans but irritates caterpillars. Therefore, it will make it difficult for caterpillars to move and eat.
Learn More About the Caterpillars more
Fruit withering
Fruit withering Fruit withering Fruit withering
Fungal infection or normal ripening can cause the fruit to dry out.
Solutions: There are a number of appropriate solutions to control fruit withering: Remove any fruit as soon as it shows any signs of infection. Do not compost. Use a fungicide prior to leaf bud and then as per manufacturers instructions throughout the season.
Learn More About the Fruit withering more
close
plant poor
Black blotch
Overview
Symptom
Causes
Treatment
Prevention
Active Period
What is Black blotch Disease on Shagbark hickory?
What is Black blotch Disease on Shagbark hickory?
Black spot is a fungal disease that severely impacts Shagbark hickory, causing discoloration, defoliation, and growth retardation. With high infectiousness and moderate lethality, this disease requires substantial prevention and control efforts.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
On Shagbark hickory, the fungus manifests as black spots on the leaves with a yellow halo. As the disease progresses, leaves become yellow and drop prematurely, hindering the plant's growth.
What Causes Black blotch Disease on Shagbark hickory?
What Causes Black blotch Disease on Shagbark hickory?
1
Fungal pathogen
Black spot is primarily caused by the fungi Diplocarpon rosae, which thrives in cool, damp climates and can easily spread among plants.
How to Treat Black blotch Disease on Shagbark hickory?
How to Treat Black blotch Disease on Shagbark hickory?
1
Non pesticide
Remove infected plant parts: Discard infected leaves and branches without composting to prevent further spread of the disease.

Enhancing sunlight exposure: Ensure the plant receives adequate sunlight, which aids in preventing the growth of the fungus.
2
Pesticide
Fungicide application: Use a recommended fungicide at the start of yearly rains to preempt fungus growth and spore distribution.
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants
unlimited guides at your fingertips...
close
Leaf beetles
plant poor
Leaf beetles
Leaf beetles are a class of colored insects 1 to 2 cm in size. They gnaw on leaves and petals resulting in small, round holes scattered over the surface.
Overview
Overview
Leaf beetles range in size from 1.5 mm to 2 cm. Both adult beetles and their larvae eat the leaves of many different types of plants. There are over 35,000 different species of leaf beetles, in a variety of colors including gold, green, yellow-striped, and red striped. Some of these have been mistaken for ladybirds because of their shape and coloring. They can be oval, round, or elongated in shape. These insect pests are most active in spring and summer.
If not controlled, leaf beetles can do a lot of damage to vegetable crops and ornamental plants. They feed on the leaves, flowers, stems, roots, and fruits of different plants. They can fly, which means it's easy for them to move from one plant to another. Some species of leaf beetles only target one specific crop, while others will target many different types of plants. Although a lot of the damage that they cause is cosmetic, an infestation can weaken a plant and leave it prone to other more problematic diseases.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
The first signs of a leaf beetles infestation are small visible holes in leaves. Leaves then become discolored and dark beetle droppings can be seen. As the leaves turn yellow and brown, they will drop off the plant onto the ground. Some leaves will appear skeletonized with only the veins still remaining.
Infestation begins in spring, when the adult beetles emerge from the soil and lay their eggs on the leaves of plants. When these eggs hatch, the young nymphs start munching on the leaves as they grow up. Once leaf beetles are large and mature, they'll fall to the ground and pupate in the soil over winter before starting the cycle all over again.
Leaf beetles also eat holes in fruits and vegetables. These can be seen as small round holes that sometimes have a larger brown area surrounding them.
Solutions
Solutions
For less serious cases:
  1. Remove beetles, nymphs, and eggs. Remove all life stages of the beetles and kill them by placing them in a bucket of warm, soapy water. This can be done more easily by placing the bucket under affected leaves and shaking the plant. This method is most effective in the afternoon when leaf beetles are more active. Always dispose of insects in a sealed bag or container to avoid escape and spread.
To treat more serious infestations:
  1. Apply organic insecticides. Use naturally-derived insecticides before moving on to synthetic insecticides. Neem oil and pyrethrum are naturally-derived insecticides that should be applied following label instructions.
  2. Apply synthetic insecticides. Examples of insecticides effective for leaf beetles include carbaryl, permethrin, and bifenthrin. Apply insecticides according to label instructions.
Prevention
Prevention
To prevent infestations of leaf beetles, follow these practices.
  1. Regularly check for beetles. To prevent large pest infestations, be proactive about frequently checking plants for pests and removing them quickly.
  2. Clear debris. Clear weeds and debris to remove areas where these beetles may overwinter and hide.
  3. Attract natural predators. Birds and other insects, such as wasps and ladybugs, are effective natural predators of leaf beetles. Encourage them to visit by including a diverse array of plants to provide habitat and food. Also, avoid applying broad-spectrum herbicides that can harm and kill beneficial insects.
  4. Plant aromatic herbs like mint, garlic, or rosemary, as these can repel leaf beetles.
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants
unlimited guides at your fingertips...
close
Brown spot
plant poor
Brown spot
This infection can cause brown spots or patches to appear on the plant.
Overview
Overview
Discolored spots on the foliage of plants are one of the most common disease problems people observe. These spots are caused by fungal and bacterial diseases, with most infections related to a fungal pathogen.
Brown spot can occurs on all houseplants, flowering ornamentals, vegetable plants, and leaves of trees, bushes, and shrubs. No plants are resistant to it, and the problem is worse in warm, wet environments. It can occur at any point in the life stage as long as leaves are present.
Small brownish spots appear on the foliage and enlarge as the disease progresses. In severe cases, the plant or tree is weakened when the lesions interrupt photosynthesis or cause defoliation.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
In most cases, brown spot only affects a small percentage of the whole plant, appearing on a small amount of the leaves. A small infection only puts minor stress on the plant. However, if left untreated and the disease progresses over numerous seasons, it will severely impact the health and productivity of the infected specimen.
  • Sporulation begins (reproduction of the fungal spores), and tiny spots appear on leaves.
  • Placement is often random and scattered as diseases are spread through raindrops.
  • May appear on lower leaves and the interior of the plant where humidity is higher.
  • Brown spots enlarge and grow large enough to touch neighboring spots to form a more prominent blotch.
  • Leaf margins may turn yellow.
  • Tiny black dots (fruiting bodies of the fungi) appear in the dead spots.
  • Blotches grow in size until the entire leaf is brown.
  • The leaf falls off the plant.
Severe Symptoms
  • Partial or complete premature defoliation
  • Reduced growth
  • Increased susceptibility to pests and other diseases
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
Brown spot, or leaf spot, is a common descriptive term given to several diseases affecting the leaves of plants and trees. Around 85% of diseases exhibiting leaf spots are due to fungus or fungus-like organisms. Sometimes brown spot is caused by a bacterial infection, or insect activity with similar symptoms.
When conditions are warm and the leaf surfaces are wet, fungal spores being transported by wind or rain land on the surface and cling to it. They do not rupture the cell walls but grow in the space between the plant plasma membrane and the plant cell wall. As the spores reproduce, they release toxins and enzymes that cause necrotic spots (i.e., dead tissue) on the leaves, allowing the fungi to consume the products released when the cells degrade.
Solutions
Solutions
In minor cases of brown spot, there isn’t any need to treat the disease. However, if much of the foliage is affected and defoliation occurs, the plant will benefit from getting rid of the infection. It is recommended to start by applying organic treatment options, working up to the more potent synthetic, chemical fungicides if necessary.
Organic options won’t kill the fungus, but will prevent it from spreading.
  1. Dissolve ½ teaspoon of baking soda and one teaspoon of liquid soap in a gallon of water. Using a spray bottle, spray on tops and bottoms of leaves until the mixture drips off. Repeat every two weeks until existing spots stop enlarging and new spots no longer appear.
  2. Spray a copper-based fungicidal soap on the leaves, coating the top and bottom leaf surfaces. Reapply as directed on the product label. Copper penetrates the leaf surface and prevents germination of spores so the fungus cannot spread.
  3. Apply an all-purpose fungicide to the entire plant, following the label instructions carefully.
Prevention
Prevention
Like many other diseases, it is easier to prevent brown spot than cure it, and this is done through cultural practices.
  • Clear fall leaves from the ground before winter to minimize places where fungi and bacteria can overwinter.
  • Maintain good air movement between plants through proper plant spacing.
  • Increase air circulation through the center of plants through pruning.
  • Thoroughly clean all pruning tools after working with diseased plants.
  • Never dispose of disease plant material in a compost pile.
  • Avoid overhead watering to keep moisture off of the foliage.
  • Keep plants healthy by providing adequate sunlight, water, and fertilizer.
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants
unlimited guides at your fingertips...
close
Caterpillars
plant poor
Caterpillars
Caterpillars are fleshy moth or butterfly larvae that come in an array of colors, patterns, and even hairstyles. They chew on leaves and flower petals, creating large, irregular holes.
Overview
Overview
Caterpillars can cause problems for home gardeners. If not managed, these insects can defoliate a plant in just a matter of days. However, home gardeners face a challenge because these caterpillars eventually turn into beautiful butterflies and moths, which are important for pollination and the general ecosystem.
There are thousands of different species of caterpillars and many will only target certain plants. If caterpillars are posing a problem, they can be removed by hand, or gardeners can use insect-proof netting to protect their valuable plants.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Caterpillars are the larvae of butterflies and moths. During the warmer months, butterflies and moths that visit gardens will lay their eggs on the underside of leaves.
When the tiny eggs hatch, the young larvae emerge and start feeding on the leaves of the plant. Depending on how many larvae have hatched, they can easily defoliate the plant in a very short period of time. Caterpillars will shed their skin as they grow, around 4 or 5 times during this feeding cycle.
Symptoms of caterpillars eating plants appear as holes in the leaves. The edges of the leaves may be eaten away as well, and flowers can be affected as well.
Some are easy to see, but others need to be searched for. This is because their bodies are often camouflaged to look like part of the plant. Gardeners need to look carefully along the stems of the plant as well as under the leaves. Also, look for tiny white, yellow, or brown eggs that can be found in groups on the underside of leaves.
Once the caterpillar is fully grown, it transforms into a pupa or chrysalis. Then, after a period of time that varies according to the species, a butterfly or moth will emerge from the pupa and the cycle begins again.
Solutions
Solutions
Even though caterpillars are diverse, they all chew on plant parts and can cause significant damage if present in large numbers.
For severe cases:
  1. Apply insecticide. For an organic solution, spray plants with a Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), which specifically affects the larval stage of moths and butterflies. Be sure to coat plants, since caterpillars need to ingest Bt for it to be effective. This will not harm other insects.
  2. Spray a chili extract. Chili seeds can be cooked in water to make a spicy spray that caterpillars don't like. Spray this mixture on the plants, but be aware it will also be spicy to humans.
  3. Introduce beneficial insects. Release beneficial insects to the garden that eat caterpillars, such as parasitic wasps.
For less severe cases:
  1. Hand pick. Using gloves, pick off caterpillars on plants and dispose of them in a bucket of soapy water.
  2. Dust plants with diatomaceous earth. This powder is harmless to humans but irritates caterpillars. Therefore, it will make it difficult for caterpillars to move and eat.
Prevention
Prevention
Prevention may require less effort than attempts to eradicate infestations that have already begun. Here are our top steps for prevention:
  1. Monitor plants. Check plants regularly for caterpillar eggs on leaves. If they do not belong to an endangered species, they should be squished.
  2. Use insect netting. Cover plants with insect netting to prevent butterflies and moths from laying eggs on plants.
  3. Apply diatomaceous earth. Apply DE to plants early in the season and reapply after rain.
  4. Encourage plant diversity. This will attract predatory insects including parasitic wasps.
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants
unlimited guides at your fingertips...
close
Fruit withering
plant poor
Fruit withering
Fungal infection or normal ripening can cause the fruit to dry out.
Overview
Overview
Fruit withering is common on many tree fruits, including apples, pears, peaches, cherries, and plums, as well as fruiting shrubs. It is caused by a fungal pathogen and will result in wrinkled and desiccated fruit.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Here are the most common symptoms in the order that they are likely to occur.
  1. Both leaves and blossom on the tips of branches will go brown and wither.
  2. Gray powdery patches will appear on infected leaves and flowers, and this will be most apparent after rain.
  3. Any fruit that does appear will turn wrinkled and fail to develop.
  4. Branch tips begin to die, progressing back to larger branches, causing general deterioration of the tree or plant.
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
The withering is caused by one of two fungal pathogens, one called Monilina laxa and the other called M. fructigen. The spores overwinter on infected plant material and are then spread the following spring by wind, rain, or animal vectors. The problem will start to become noticeable in mid-spring, but will increase in severity as summer progresses and the fungus grows. If not addressed, the disease will intensify and spread to other plants in the vicinity.
Solutions
Solutions
There are a number of appropriate solutions to control fruit withering:
  1. Remove any fruit as soon as it shows any signs of infection. Do not compost.
  2. Use a fungicide prior to leaf bud and then as per manufacturers instructions throughout the season.
Prevention
Prevention
Preventative measures include:
  1. Ensuring adequate spacing between plants or trees.
  2. Staking plants that are prone to tumbling to prevent moisture or humidity build up.
  3. Prune correctly so that there is adequate air movement and remove any dead or diseased branches that may carry spores.
  4. Practice good plant hygiene by removing fallen material and destroying it as soon as possible.
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants
unlimited guides at your fingertips...
distribution

Distribution of Shagbark hickory

feedback
Feedback
feedback

Habitat of Shagbark hickory

Dry upland slopes, Lowland, Valleys
Northern Hemisphere
South Hemisphere

Distribution Map of Shagbark hickory

distribution map
Native
Cultivated
Invasive
Potentially invasive
Exotic
No species reported
care_scenes

More Info on Shagbark Hickory Growth and Care

feedback
Basic Care Guide
Common Pests & Diseases
Explore More
Black blotch
Black spot is a fungal disease that severely impacts Shagbark hickory, causing discoloration, defoliation, and growth retardation. With high infectiousness and moderate lethality, this disease requires substantial prevention and control efforts.
 detail
Weevil
Weevil affects Shagbark hickory primarily during its active growth stages, leading to leaf damage, inhibited growth, and potential tree death if untreated. Crucial for early detection and combined management strategies.
 detail
Spots
Spots is a fungal disease targeting Shagbark hickory causing leaf disfigurement, reduced photosynthesis, and premature leaf drop, potentially leading to weakened tree health.
 detail
Scars
Scars on Shagbark hickory trees are physical injuries that interrupt normal bark functions, potentially leading to decay and weakening of the tree. These defects can be caused by various environmental factors, pathogens, or mechanical damage.
 detail
Lichen
Lichen is not a disease but a symbiotic composite of algae and fungi. On Shagbark hickory, it does not harm the plant directly but may indicate poor health or aging. Understanding its presence helps in overall plant care.
 detail
Sapsucker damage
Sapsucker damage on Shagbark hickory involves woodpecker-like birds creating holes in the bark to reach sap, weakening the tree and inviting infections or infestations. This stress affects tree growth and vigour.
 detail
Leaf tip withering
Leaf tip withering is a detrimental disease that affects Shagbark hickory, leading to browning, wilting, and, ultimately, the death of the foliage. Resulting in reduced vitality and growth, this disease poses a serious threat to the plant's overall health and productivity.
 detail
Non-base branch withering
Non-base branch withering in Shagbark hickory is a disease causing localized death of branches, leading to reduced vitality and yield. Damage can be extensive if left untreated.
 detail
Spider mite
Spider mite primarily affects Shagbark hickory by attacking its leaves, leading to discoloration and potentially severe defoliation. This can weaken the plant significantly if untreated.
 detail
Black mold
Black mold is a fungal infection affecting Shagbark hickory trees, characterized by dark fungal growths. It detrimentally impacts tree health, vigor, and aesthetic value, potentially reducing tree longevity.
 detail
Plant dried up
Plant Dried Up' is a serious plant condition with significant effects on Shagbark hickory. Among the results are the stunting of growth, wilting, and eventual death. This condition is primarily due to dehydration, poor soil conditions, or the presence of pathogens.
 detail
Leaf yellowing
Leaf yellowing is a prevalent disease in plants, impacting Shagbark hickory by disrupting their normal growth patterns and vitality. It is caused mainly due to a deficiency of key nutrients or presence of certain diseases, leading to chlorosis. If untreated, it can lead to leaf drop and reduced vigor.
 detail
Scale insect
Scale insects are pests infesting Shagbark hickory, causing discoloration, defoliation, and bark damage. These pests stress the trees, leading to growth reduction and increased susceptibility to other pathogens.
 detail
Leaf beetle
Leaf beetles, specifically affecting Shagbark hickory, lead to significant foliage damage through feeding. They can weaken plants over successive seasons, impacting aesthetics and vitality.
 detail
Leafhopper
Leafhopper causes significant damage mainly through the transmission of plant pathogens, impacting the health and growth of Shagbark hickory. The manifestation includes leaf discoloration, stunted growth, and overall decline in vigor.
 detail
Moss
Moss is a disease affecting Shagbark hickory, causing damage to its aesthetic value and health. Primarily impacting older trees, it leads to coverage that can stress the tree and reduce vigor.
 detail
Aphid
Aphids are small sap-sucking insects that infest 'Shagbark hickory'. These pests weaken the plant, causing yellowed, curled leaves and potentially stunted growth. The impact includes reduced vitality and infestation vulnerability.
 detail
Dark blotch
Dark blotch is a fungal disease that primarily affects Shagbark hickory, causing dark, decaying spots on the leaves and bark. This disease weakens the tree over time and can eventually lead to death if left unchecked.
 detail
Canker and gummosis
Canker and gummosis are diseases causing lesions and sap exudation, respectively, which negatively affect Shagbark hickory. These diseases can lead to reduced vigor and, in severe cases, tree mortality.
 detail
Whole plant withering
Whole plant withering is a debilitating condition that results in widespread decline and eventual death of Shagbark hickory. This disease can stem from biotic or abiotic factors and leads to wilting, discoloration, and stunted growth.
 detail
Crown gall
Crown gall is a bacterial disease affecting a variety of plant species, including Shagbark hickory. This plant ailment leads to the development of unsightly tumors, hinder normal growth, and can eventually cause the plant's death if left untreated.
 detail
Wounds
Wounds on Shagbark hickory often result from mechanical damage, leading to bark disruption and exposing the tree to secondary infections. These can have dire implications for the health and structural integrity of Shagbark hickory.
 detail
Leaf spot
Leaf spot is a common disease in Shagbark hickory, causing discoloration, browning, and defoliation of the leaves. This pathogenic occurrence can lead to reduced tree vitality and, in serious cases, mortality. Timely identification, treatment, and preventive measures are crucial to manage leaf spot.
 detail
Yellow edges
Yellow edges is a leaf disease, known to affect the Shagbark hickory, characterized by yellowing along the leaf margins, resulting in impaired growth. It's primarily caused by nutrient deficiency and specific pathogenic infections, with its presence posing significant threats to the plant’s health if left untreated.
 detail
Branch withering
Branch withering is a disease affecting Shagbark hickory, leading to the premature necrosis of branches and impeding the tree's overall health and vigor. The condition poses a threat to the tree's productivity and lifespan.
 detail
Whole leaf withering
Whole leaf withering is a disease that causes significant damage to Shagbark hickory, leading to leaf browning, decline in vigor, and potential tree death if left unmanaged.
 detail
Mealybug
Mealybug disease primarily infests and damages Shagbark hickory, causing inhibited growth, leaf yellowing, and premature leaf drop, significantly impacting the plant's health and vitality.
 detail
Caterpillar
Caterpillar infestations in Shagbark hickory primarily lead to defoliation, which weakens the tree and affects its growth. Peak activity is during spring and early summer when larvae feed intensely after hatching.
 detail
Borer
Borer disease in Shagbark hickory primarily involves larval infestation damaging the trunk and branches, weakening and potentially killing young trees. Effective management involves prompt identification and integrated control strategies.
 detail
Dark spots
Dark spots is a fungal disease affecting Shagbark hickory, resulting in damaging foliage and compromising tree health. The disease, caused predominantly by fungi, leads to considerable leaf spot formation, decreased aesthetic appeal, and potential death if untreated.
 detail
Thrips
Thrips are tiny, slender insects that impact Shagbark hickory by sucking nutrients from the leaves, causing discoloration and deformities. This damage weakens the plant and can reduce its overall health and aesthetic value.
 detail
Leaf rot
Leaf rot is a detrimental disease, primarily caused by fungal pathogens, impacting Shagbark hickory. The infection manifests as browning and wilting leaves, which, in severe cases, might lead to tree death. Proper care, identification, and remedy play crucial roles in minimizing the disease's impact.
 detail
Leaf blight
Leaf blight is a disease caused by fungi or bacteria, causing extensive damage to Shagbark hickory. It often results in leaf discoloration, premature leaf drop, and reduced vigor. The disease can also influence the overall health and productivity of the tree.
 detail
Leaf gall
Leaf gall is a disease affecting Shagbark hickory, resulting in abnormal growths on leaves. Caused primarily by insects or fungi, galls can impair the plant's health, affecting its look and overall vitality.
 detail
Gall
Gall is a disease affecting Shagbark hickory, causing abnormal outgrowth on its tissues. This ailment, often caused by insect, fungi, or bacterial activity, can impact the overall plant health. It can be controlled and prevented with proper care and treatment.
 detail
Brown blotch
Brown spot is a fungal disease inflicting Shagbark hickory, causing small, dark spots on leaves which can result in decreased plant vitality. Scrutinizing for symptoms and implementing effective controls are pivotal in managing the disease.
 detail
plant_info

Plants Related to Shagbark hickory

feedback
Feedback
feedback
product icon close
Your Ultimate Guide to Plants
Identify grow and nurture the better way!
product icon
17,000 local species +400,000 global species studied
product icon
Nearly 5 years of research
product icon
80+ scholars in botany and gardening
ad
product icon close
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants
unlimited guides at your fingertips...
Water
close
Shagbark Hickory Watering Instructions
Shagbark hickory is native to the eastern United States and Canada, primarily found in woodlands and open areas. Its natural habitat suggests that it prefers well-drained soil and moderate to high levels of moisture. This plant's watering needs are influenced by its native environment, where it receives consistent rainfall. To mimic its natural conditions, it is important to regularly water shagbark hickory, ensuring the soil remains consistently moist without becoming waterlogged.
When Should I Water My Shagbark Hickory?
Introduction
Watering shagbark hickory at the correct time is crucial for its overall growth and survival. This hickory tree has specific indicators when it needs hydration, and understanding these signs can help maintain the plant's health and vitality.
Soil Dryness
As shagbark hickory prefers slightly acidic, deep, well-drained, moist soils, it is essential to check the soil's moisture level. You can do this by sticking your finger about an inch into the ground near the tree. If the soil feels dry at that depth, it's time to water shagbark hickory.
Leaf Wilting
Leaf wilting is another indicator. The leaves of shagbark hickory should naturally stand erect; if you notice a significant number of them drooping, it could be a sign that watering is necessary. However, temporary wilting on hot summer days may occur and does not necessarily mean the tree needs water. Monitor the tree for persistent wilting to identify true water stress.
Leaf Discoloration
Shagbark hickory usually possesses vibrant green leaves in spring and summer and golden-yellow leaves in the fall. If you see leaves turning a dull green or yellow out of season, or the leaves become brittle or brown, watering may be needed.
Risks of improper watering
Watering shagbark hickory too early, too late, or not at all can lead to various problems. Overwatering or inappropriate timing may lead to root rot, which can weaken the plant and make it more susceptible to disease and pests. If ignored, these signs can lead to the slow decline and eventual death of your shagbark hickory. Therefore, paying attention to these signs and taking appropriate watering action is crucial for the health of the tree.
How Should I Water My Shagbark Hickory?
Unique Watering Requirements
Shagbark hickory is a deciduous tree native to the eastern United States that thrives in well-drained soils. It has a moderate drought tolerance, emphasizing the need for careful and regular monitoring of soil moisture levels.
Sensitivities
Shagbark hickory has a shallow root system and low tolerance for waterlogged soil. Overwatering can lead to health issues, including root rot. It is thus pivotal to ensure the soil remains moist but not soggy, providing the roots with a balance of oxygen and water.
Watering Technique - Regular Watering
Watering the shagbark hickory directly at the base aids in adequately hydrating the roots without causing waterlogging issues. Use a watering can with a long spout as it can effectively deliver the water directly to the base.
Watering Technique - Deep Watering
Occasionally during the hot summer months, deep watering would be beneficial for shagbark hickory. Deep watering involves the slow application of a larger quantity of water that will penetrate deeper into the soil promoting longer, healthier, and more drought-resistant roots.
Beneficial Tools - Moisture Meter
Given the shagbark hickory's sensitivity to overwatering, a moisture meter can be invaluable. This tool measures the moisture content of the soil and can help prevent over-saturation.
Beneficial Tools - Mulching
Mulching around the base of the shagbark hickory can maintain soil moisture levels and provide a buffer from heat. Organic mulch additionally enriches the soil nutrients as it decomposes.
Focus Areas During Watering
When watering, it's essential to focus on the base of your shagbark hickory tree. It's the area where the tree can most efficiently absorb moisture. Avoid watering the bark or leaves, as this could lead to fungal diseases like powdery mildew.
Watering During Dry Spells
During severe dry spells or drought, the shagbark hickory may require additional water to stop the leaf edges from wilting. A slow and steady pour at the base of the tree, offering sufficient time for absorption would be ideal.
How Much Water Does Shagbark Hickory Really Need?
Introduction
Shagbark hickory is a species of plant found primarily in Eastern North America. It is commonly known as Shagbark hickory and is typically found in well-drained, moist soils near streams or in bottomlands. Understanding its natural habitat is crucial for determining its optimal water needs.
Optimal Water Quantity
Shagbark hickory's water needs are influenced by several factors, including pot size, root depth, and plant size. Due to its deep root system which can extend several feet underground, shagbark hickory requires thorough watering to ensure the water reaches the bottom of the pot. As a general guideline, shagbark hickory should receive approximately 2 inches of water per week during the growing season. However, this amount may vary depending on environmental conditions and the specific stage of growth.
Signs of Proper Hydration
A properly hydrated shagbark hickory plant will have healthy, green leaves and a sturdy trunk. The soil should be evenly moist but not waterlogged or saturated. Over time, you will develop a sense of the plant's water needs by observing its growth rate and the condition of the leaves. If the leaves appear wilted or droopy, this may indicate that the plant needs more water. Conversely, if the leaves turn yellow or begin to droop excessively, it may be a sign of overwatering.
Risks of Improper Watering
Providing too much water to shagbark hickory can lead to root rot and other fungal diseases. It can also reduce the plant's overall health and vigor. On the other hand, underwatering shagbark hickory can cause dehydration, resulting in stunted growth and leaf discoloration. It is essential to strike a balance and ensure the plant receives adequate but not excessive water.
Additional Advice
To avoid overwatering, it is recommended to use well-draining soil and pots with drainage holes. Regularly check the soil moisture level by inserting your finger into the soil up to the second knuckle. If it feels dry at this depth, it is time to water. Additionally, consider adjusting the watering frequency and amount based on the current weather conditions, as shagbark hickory may require more water during hot and dry periods.
How Often Should I Water Shagbark Hickory?
Every 1-2 weeks
Watering Frequency
Smart Seasonal Watering
Install the app for seasonal watering guidance
Download the App
Just like people, each plant has its own preferences and needs. Devote time to understanding your plants so you can nurture them properly. Observe your plants attentively, learning from their growth patterns, and becoming more in tune with their needs as you grow together. Keep a watchful eye on new plants and seedlings, as they are sensitive to both overwatering and underwatering. Shower them with gentle love and attention, fostering their growth and strength. Let the rhythm of your local climate guide your watering habits, adapting your schedule to the changing weather and the needs of your plants.
What Kind of Water is Best for Shagbark Hickory?
Water Type Guide for shagbark hickory
Water Sensitivity: Moderate - shagbark hickory prefers well-draining soil and should not be overly saturated with water.
Water Types
Distilled Water: Ideal for shagbark hickory as it is pure and free from any contaminants or minerals.
Rainwater: Excellent option for shagbark hickory as it is natural and lacks the chemicals found in tap water.
Filtered Water: Suitable as an alternative to rainwater, as long as it effectively removes harmful pollutants.
Tap Water: Can be used for shagbark hickory if other water sources are not available, but it may contain chlorine and other chemicals that can be harmful to the plant.
Contaminants Sensitivity
High - shagbark hickory is sensitive to chlorine, fluoride, and excessive minerals found in tap water.
Water Treatments
Dechlorination: It is recommended to let tap water sit out for 24-48 hours before using it on shagbark hickory to allow the chlorine to evaporate.
Water Softening: Avoid using softened water for shagbark hickory as it contains high levels of salt that can harm the plant.
Water Temperature Preferences
Moderate - shagbark hickory prefers water at room temperature (around 68-72°F or 20-22°C). Extreme temperatures, either too hot or too cold, can stress the plant.
How Do Shagbark Hickory's Watering Needs Change with the Seasons?
How to Water shagbark hickory in Spring?
During spring, shagbark hickory experiences its active growth phase. It is essential to maintain consistent soil moisture to support healthy growth. Water regularly, keeping the soil evenly moist.
How to Water shagbark hickory in Summer?
In summer, shagbark hickory may enter a drought period where it undergoes natural dormancy to conserve energy. Reduce watering frequency, allowing the soil to dry slightly between waterings.
How to Water shagbark hickory in Autumn?
During autumn, shagbark hickory prepares for winter dormancy. Gradually decrease the frequency of watering as the plant enters its dormant phase. Ensure the soil remains lightly moist.
How to Water shagbark hickory in Winter?
In winter, shagbark hickory experiences its dormant period. Water sparingly as the plant requires minimal moisture during this time. Allow the topsoil to dry out between waterings.
What Expert Tips Can Enhance Shagbark Hickory Watering Routine?
Moisture Meter
Using a moisture meter can help assess shagbark hickory's deeper soil moisture needs and prevent over or under-watering. This plant prefers its soil to be mostly dry before the next watering, and a meter can effectively measure this.
Watering Time
Watering shagbark hickory early in the morning or late in the afternoon allows the water to reach the roots before it gets hot and evaporates quickly. Avoid watering during the hottest part of the day.
Soil Assessment
To ensure that the plant is receiving adequate water, periodically dig a small hole near the base of shagbark hickory and check the soil moisture at different depths. This will help you understand if the water is reaching the root zone.
Avoid Overwatering
Shagbark hickory is susceptible to root rot if overwatered. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out before the next watering. If the soil feels consistently wet, reduce the frequency of watering.
Drought Resistance
Once established, shagbark hickory has good drought resistance. Avoid frequent shallow watering, as it promotes shallow root development. Instead, water deeply and less frequently to encourage deep root growth.
Special Conditions - Heatwave
Increase the frequency of watering during a heatwave to compensate for increased evaporation. Monitor the soil moisture closely and adjust watering accordingly.
Special Conditions - Extended Rain
During extended periods of rain, it's important to ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogged roots. Consider using raised beds or containers with drainage holes.
Special Conditions - Plant Stress
If shagbark hickory appears stressed or shows signs of wilting, it may need more water. However, it's crucial to differentiate between 'thirsty' wilting and 'overwatered' wilting. Assess soil moisture and adjust watering accordingly.
Considering Hydroponics? How to Manage a Water-Grown Shagbark Hickory?
Overview of Hydroponics
Shagbark hickory can be successfully grown using hydroponics, which is a method of cultivating plants without soil. Hydroponics offers several benefits, including better control over nutrient uptake, faster growth rates, and efficient use of water and space.
Ideal Hydroponic System
For growing shagbark hickory hydroponically, a deep water culture (DWC) system is recommended. This involves suspending the plant's roots in a nutrient-rich water solution, allowing constant access to oxygen. DWC systems are well-suited for shagbark hickory because they provide optimal root growth and support the plant's overall development.
Nutrient Solution Requirements
Shagbark hickory thrives in a nutrient solution with a balanced ratio of macronutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium) and micronutrients. Maintain a nutrient concentration of approximately 800-1000 ppm (parts per million) for optimal growth. The pH level of the nutrient solution should be kept within a range of 5.8-6.2 to ensure proper nutrient uptake.
Challenges and Common Issues
Root rot can be a common issue when growing shagbark hickory hydroponically. To prevent this, ensure proper oxygenation of the nutrient solution by using an air stone or airstone diffuser. Monitor the roots regularly for any signs of discoloration or decay. Nutrient imbalances can also occur, affecting shagbark hickory's growth and development. Regularly check and adjust the nutrient solution to maintain the desired concentration and pH levels. Additionally, shagbark hickory requires adequate light for photosynthesis. Provide a minimum of 12 hours of light per day, using full-spectrum grow lights if necessary.
Monitoring shagbark hickory's Health
Monitor shagbark hickory's health by observing its leaves for any signs of nutrient deficiencies or excesses. Yellowing or browning of leaves may indicate nutrient imbalances. Stunted growth or wilting can be signs of water stress or root issues. Regularly check the EC (electrical conductivity) and pH levels of the nutrient solution to ensure they are within the appropriate range.
Adjusting Hydroponic Environment
As shagbark hickory progresses through different growth stages, adjust the nutrient solution concentration and lighting intensity accordingly. During the vegetative stage, provide a slightly higher nutrient concentration to support leaf and stem growth. In the flowering stage, adjust the nutrient solution to promote flower development. Consider using a trellis or support system to help manage the plant's size and weight as it grows.
Nutrient Solution
Shagbark hickory prefers a balanced nutrient solution with a pH of 5.8-6.2 for optimal growth.
Hydroponic System
Deep water culture (DWC) system is ideal for growing shagbark hickory.
Nutrient Solution Concentration
Maintain a nutrient concentration of 800-1000 ppm for shagbark hickory.
Light Requirements
Provide at least 12 hours of light per day for shagbark hickory.
Root Health
Monitor shagbark hickory's roots for signs of root rot or decay.
Adjusting Growth Stages
Adjust nutrient concentrations and lighting based on shagbark hickory's growth stage.
Important Symptoms
Overwatering Symptoms of Shagbark hickory
Shagbark hickory is more susceptible to developing disease symptoms when overwatered because it prefers a soil environment with moderate humidity. Symptoms of overwatering include yellowing leaves, root rot, leaf drop...
View more
(Symptom details and solutions)
Yellowing leaves
When plants receive too much water, the roots become oxygen deprived and the bottom leaves of the plant gradually turn yellow.
Root rot
Excess water in the soil can lead to the growth of harmful fungi and bacteria, causing the roots to rot and eventually kill the plant.
Leaf drop
When plants are overwatered, they may shed their leaves as a response to stress, even if the leaves appear green and healthy.
Mold and mildew
Overwatered plants create a damp environment that can encourage the growth of mold and mildew on soil.
Increased susceptibility diseases
Overwatering plants may become more susceptible and diseases as their overall health declines, weakening their natural defenses.
Solutions
1. Adjust watering frequency based on seasons and soil dryness. Wait for soil to dry before watering.2. Increase soil aeration by loosening surface and gently stirring with a wooden stick or chopstick.3. Optimize environment with good ventilation and warmth to enhance water evaporation and prevent overwatering.
Underwatering Symptoms of Shagbark hickory
Shagbark hickory is more susceptible to plant health issues when lacking watering, as it can only tolerate short periods of drought. Symptoms of dehydration include wilting, yellowing leaves, leaf drop...
View more
(Symptom details and solutions)
Wilting
Due to the dry soil and insufficient water absorption by the roots, the leaves of the plant will appear limp, droopy, and lose vitality.
Root damage
Prolonged underwatering can cause root damage, making it difficult for the plant to absorb water even when it is available.
Dry stems
Due to insufficient water, plant stems may become dry or brittle, making the branches easy to break.
Dying plant
If underwatering continues for an extended period, the plant may ultimately die as a result of severe water stress and an inability to carry out essential functions.
Solutions
1. Thoroughly saturate soil with slow ring watering to ensure uniform and sufficient moisture for plants. 2. Increase air humidity with water trays or misting to slow leaf water evaporation. 3. Watering according to the recommended frequency.Adjust watering frequency based on seasons and soil dryness.
Watering Troubleshooting for Shagbark Hickory
Why are my shagbark hickory's leaves wilting despite regular watering?
This could be a sign of overwatering. Shagbark hickory generally prefers a well-drained soil and might suffer from root rot when water does not drain properly. To solve this, reduce the watering frequency and make sure that the soil is allowed to dry out slightly between waterings.
Why is my shagbark hickory losing its leaves soon after transplanting despite regular watering?
This may be due to transplant shock and overwatering could be adding to the stress. Shagbark hickory is sensitive to its surroundings and watering changes during transplant. Allow the plant to adjust to its new surroundings, water less frequently and deeply, promoting water absorption to the root zone.
The leaves of my shagbark hickory are turning yellow. Could this be a watering issue?
Yes, yellow leaves generally signal that the shagbark hickory is receiving too much water. Overwatering can lead to water-logged soil and root rot which prevents the plant from accessing the nutrients it needs, leading to discolored leaves. Scale back on watering and ensure the soil drains adequately.
The leaves of my shagbark hickory seem dry and brittle. Is this due to a lack of water?
Yes, dry and brittle leaves could be a sign that the shagbark hickory is not receiving enough water. Shagbark hickory prefers moist soil, especially during dry periods. Ensure to water more frequently during these periods and check the soil for moisture before watering.
Discover information about plant diseases, toxicity, weed control and more.
Lighting
close
Indoor
Indoor
Outdoor
Choose a site here for personalized care tips.
Requirements
Full sun
Ideal
Above 6 hours sunlight
Partial sun
Tolerance
About 3-6 hours sunlight
Watch how sunlight gracefully moves through your garden, and choose spots that provide the perfect balance of light and shade for your plants, ensuring their happiness.
Essentials
Shagbark hickory flourishes best under plentiful sunlight, maximising its growth potential. Although it can manage with some shaded exposure, a steady stream of sunlight nourishes the plant optimally. Its origin environment features unimpeded access to light. Insufficient sun exposure may stunt growth while excessive light might cause stress, impacting overall health.
Preferred
Tolerable
Unsuitable
icon
Know the light your plants really get.
Find the best spots for them to optimize their health, simply using your phone.
Download the App
Artificial lighting
Indoor plants require adequate lighting for optimal growth. When natural sunlight is insufficient, particularly in winter or in less sunny spaces, artificial lights offer a vital solution, promoting faster, healthier growth.
View more
Indoor plants require adequate lighting for optimal growth. When natural sunlight is insufficient, particularly in winter or in less sunny spaces, artificial lights offer a vital solution, promoting faster, healthier growth.
1. Choose the right type of artificial light: LED lights are a popular choice for indoor plant lighting because they can be customized to provide the specific wavelengths of light that your plants need.
Full sun plants need 30-50W/sq ft of artificial light, partial sun plants need 20-30W/sq ft, and full shade plants need 10-20W/sq ft.
2. Determine the appropriate distance: Place the light source 12-36 inches above the plant to mimic natural sunlight.
3. Determine the duration: Mimic the length of natural daylight hours for your plant species. most plants need 8-12 hours of light per day.
Important Symptoms
Symptoms of Insufficient Light in %s
Shagbark hickory thrives in full sunlight but is sensitive to heat. As a plant commonly grown outdoors with abundant sunlight, it may exhibit subtle symptoms of light deficiency when placed in rooms with suboptimal lighting.
View more
(Symptom details and solutions)
Small leaves
New leaves may grow smaller in size compared to the previous ones once they have matured.
Leggy or sparse growth
The spaces between leaves or stems of your shagbark hickory may become longer, resulting in a thin and stretched-out appearance. This can make the plant look sparse and weak, and it may easily break or lean due to its own weight.
Faster leaf drop
When plants are exposed to low light conditions, they tend to shed older leaves early to conserve resources. Within a limited time, these resources can be utilized to grow new leaves until the plant's energy reserves are depleted.
Slower or no new growth
Shagbark hickory enters a survival mode when light conditions are poor, which leads to a halt in leaf production. As a result, the plant's growth becomes delayed or stops altogether.
Lighter-colored new leaves
Insufficient sunlight can cause leaves to develop irregular color patterns or appear pale. This indicates a lack of chlorophyll and essential nutrients.
Solutions
1. To ensure optimal growth, gradually move plants to a sunnier location each week, until they receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Use a south-facing window and keep curtains open during the day for maximum sunlight exposure and nutrient accumulation.2. To provide additional light for your plant, consider using artificial light if it's large or not easily movable. Keep a desk or ceiling lamp on for at least 8 hours daily, or invest in professional plant grow lights for ample light.
Symptoms of Excessive light in %s
Shagbark hickory thrives in full sun exposure but is sensitive to heat. Although sunburn symptoms occasionally occur, they are unable to withstand intense sunlight in high-temperature environments.
View more
(Symptom details and solutions)
Chlorosis
Chlorosis is a condition where the plant's leaves lose their green color and turn yellow. This is due to the breakdown of chlorophyll from excessive sunlight, which negatively affects the plant's ability to photosynthesize.
Sunscald
Sunscald occurs when the plant's leaves or stems are damaged by intense sunlight exposure. It appears as pale, bleached, or necrotic areas on the plant tissue and can reduce the plant's overall health.
Leaf Curling
Leaf curling is a symptom where leaves curl or twist under extreme sunlight conditions. This is a defense mechanism used by the plant to reduce its surface area exposed to sunlight, minimizing water loss and damage.
Wilting
Wilting occurs when a plant loses turgor pressure and its leaves and stems begin to droop. Overexposure to sunlight can cause wilting by increasing the plant's water loss through transpiration, making it difficult for the plant to maintain adequate hydration.
Leaf Scorching
Leaf scorching is a symptom characterized by the appearance of brown, dry, and crispy edges or patches on leaves due to excessive sunlight. This can lead to a reduction in photosynthetic capacity and overall plant health.
Solutions
1. Move your plant to the optimal position where it can receive abundant sunlight but also have some shade. An east-facing window is an ideal choice as the morning sunlight is gentler. This way, your plant can enjoy ample sunlight while reducing the risk of sunburn.2. It is recommended to trim off any completely dehydrated or withered parts of the plant.
Discover information about plant diseases, toxicity, weed control and more.
Temperature
close
Indoor
Indoor
Outdoor
Choose a site here for personalized care tips.
Requirements
Ideal
Tolerable
Unsuitable
Just like people, each plant has its own preferences. Learn about your plants' temperature needs and create a comforting environment for them to flourish. As you care for your plants, your bond with them will deepen. Trust your intuition as you learn about their temperature needs, celebrating the journey you share. Lovingly monitor the temperature around your plants and adjust their environment as needed. A thermometer can be your ally in this heartfelt endeavor. Be patient and gentle with yourself as you explore your plants' temperature needs. Cherish your successes, learn from challenges, and nurture your garden with love, creating a haven that reflects the warmth of your care.
Essentials
The temperature habit of shagbark hickory is that it grows in a native growth environment with a temperature range of 5 to 32 ℃ (41 to 90 ℉). It prefers a temperature range within this range for optimal growth. In the colder seasons, it should be placed in a location that protects it from frost. During the hotter months, it requires a consistent supply of moisture to regulate its temperature.
Regional wintering strategies
Shagbark hickory has strong cold resistance, so special frost protection measures are usually not necessary during winter. However, if the winter temperatures are expected to drop below {Limit_growth_temperature}, it is still important to provide cold protection. This can be achieved by wrapping the trunk and branches with materials such as non-woven fabric or cloth. Before the first freeze in autumn, it is recommended to water the plant abundantly, ensuring the soil remains moist and enters a frozen state. This helps prevent drought and water scarcity for the plant during winter and early spring.
Important Symptoms
Symptoms of Low Temperature in Shagbark hickory
Shagbark hickory is cold-tolerant and thrives best when the temperature is above {Suitable_growth_temperature_min}. During winter, it should be kept above {Tolerable_growing_temperature_min}. When the temperature falls below {Limit_growth_temperature}, although there may not be any noticeable changes during winter, the branches may become brittle and dry during springtime, and no new shoots will emerge.
Solutions
In spring, prune away any dead branches that have failed to produce new leaves.
Symptoms of High Temperature in Shagbark hickory
During summer, Shagbark hickory should be kept below {Suitable_growth_temperature_max}. When the temperature exceeds {Tolerable_growing_temperature_max}, the leaves of the plant may become lighter in color, the tips may become dry and withered, and the plant becomes more susceptible to sunburn.
Solutions
Trim away the sunburned and dried-up parts. Move the plant to a location that provides shade from the midday and afternoon sun, or use a shade cloth to create shade. Water the plant in the morning and evening to keep the soil moist.
Discover information about plant diseases, toxicity, weed control and more.
Cookie Management Tool
In addition to managing cookies through your browser or device, you can change your cookie settings below.
Necessary Cookies
Necessary cookies enable core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.
Analytical Cookies
Analytical cookies help us to improve our application/website by collecting and reporting information on its usage.
Cookie Name Source Purpose Lifespan
_ga Google Analytics These cookies are set because of our use of Google Analytics. They are used to collect information about your use of our application/website. The cookies collect specific information, such as your IP address, data related to your device and other information about your use of the application/website. Please note that the data processing is essentially carried out by Google LLC and Google may use your data collected by the cookies for own purposes, e.g. profiling and will combine it with other data such as your Google Account. For more information about how Google processes your data and Google’s approach to privacy as well as implemented safeguards for your data, please see here. 1 Year
_pta PictureThis Analytics We use these cookies to collect information about how you use our site, monitor site performance, and improve our site performance, our services, and your experience. 1 Year
Cookie Name
_ga
Source
Google Analytics
Purpose
These cookies are set because of our use of Google Analytics. They are used to collect information about your use of our application/website. The cookies collect specific information, such as your IP address, data related to your device and other information about your use of the application/website. Please note that the data processing is essentially carried out by Google LLC and Google may use your data collected by the cookies for own purposes, e.g. profiling and will combine it with other data such as your Google Account. For more information about how Google processes your data and Google’s approach to privacy as well as implemented safeguards for your data, please see here.
Lifespan
1 Year

Cookie Name
_pta
Source
PictureThis Analytics
Purpose
We use these cookies to collect information about how you use our site, monitor site performance, and improve our site performance, our services, and your experience.
Lifespan
1 Year
Marketing Cookies
Marketing cookies are used by advertising companies to serve ads that are relevant to your interests.
Cookie Name Source Purpose Lifespan
_fbp Facebook Pixel A conversion pixel tracking that we use for retargeting campaigns. Learn more here. 1 Year
_adj Adjust This cookie provides mobile analytics and attribution services that enable us to measure and analyze the effectiveness of marketing campaigns, certain events and actions within the Application. Learn more here. 1 Year
Cookie Name
_fbp
Source
Facebook Pixel
Purpose
A conversion pixel tracking that we use for retargeting campaigns. Learn more here.
Lifespan
1 Year

Cookie Name
_adj
Source
Adjust
Purpose
This cookie provides mobile analytics and attribution services that enable us to measure and analyze the effectiveness of marketing campaigns, certain events and actions within the Application. Learn more here.
Lifespan
1 Year
picturethis icon
picturethis icon
Snap a photo for planting, toxicity, culture, and disease info, etc.
Use App
This page looks better in the app
Open