Carya glabra ~ Pignut Hickory-ServeScape
Carya glabra ~ Pignut Hickory-ServeScape
Carya glabra ~ Pignut Hickory-ServeScape
Carya glabra ~ Pignut Hickory-ServeScape
Carya glabra ~ Pignut Hickory-ServeScape

Pignut Hickory

Carya glabra

Regular price$11.19
  • We currently have 0 in stock.
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  • Guaranteed locally grown
  • Delivery ONLY to Metro Atlanta & Athens within 5-7 business days
  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Switchyard in Chamblee
           (Mon & Fri 3pm-6pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)
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Planning to install this tree yourself? We recommend a size 15 Gallon or smaller for do it yourself installations. These small sizes do not require any offloading equipment!
Trees that are sized by height or caliper are delivered with a large root ball wrapped in burlap. They require heavy equipment to install. We recommend working with a contractor for installation! They can also provide the equipment necessary for offloading the tree upon delivery. We will coordinate delivery with you so that your contractor has equipment ready upon your trees arrival! OR check the box below for ServeScape to provide offloading equipment for an additional fee.

Pignut Hickory is a large native deciduous tree with a straight trunk and rounded crown and grey bark that develops ridges as it ages.  The dark yellow-green compound leaves turn an attractive yellow in fall.  Non-showy gendered spring catkins can give way to husked nuts, but only starts producing after 25 years of age.  Grows best in full sun and rich, moist well-drained soils.  Generally intolerant of shade.  Heat and drought tolerant.

Carya glabra is a host plant for the Banded hairstreak butterfly, Luna Moth, and the Hickory Horned Devil.




Eastern N. America; GA Native


50’ - 80’ 


25’ - 40’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 9


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MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance.  Difficult to transplant due to taproot.  Large trees can produce considerable litter with twigs, leaves, and nuts.   No serious disease or pests.  Hickory bark beetle, pecan weevil, borers and twig girdler can be problems in some areas. White heart rot, anthracnose, leaf blotch, powdery mildew, leaf spot, cankers, catkin blight, crown gall and scab are occasional diseases.

LANDSCAPE USES: Specimen planting or mass plantings, Woodland GardenNaturalized AreasNative Garden, and Shade Tree.

COMPANION PLANTS: Yellow Birch, Oakleaf Hydrangea, Bottlebrush Buckeye

IMAGES: Photoset by Plant Image Library, (1) Carya glabra (Pignut Hickory), (2) Carya glabra, (2) Photo by cultivar413151029 162 Central Park - Conservatory Garden, Central Garden, Forsythia suspensa, Carya glabra Pignut Hickory, (3) SupergrosfattyCarya glabraCC BY-SA 4.0, (4) Rob DuvalCarya glabra-barkCC BY-SA 3.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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