Florida Hickory (Carya floridana)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Florida Hickory
Give a thumbs up Scrub Hickory

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 15 to 30 feet or higher
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Other: Identifiable by the abundant rust-colored scales on buds and lower leaf surfaces
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late fall or early winter
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Other: Yellowish-green.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Shade Tree
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

Discussion Threads about this plant
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calling all Hickory detectives by flaflwrgrl Nov 25, 2011 11:57 AM 35

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