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Shellbark Hickory Nut

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Item #137266. Ships 3 - 4' tall with a 3/8" trunk, bare-root.
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Cold-hardy, majestic tree, scrumptious snacking! Huge, sweet and aromatic nuts compared to other hickories. This tree is slow growing, however, it may reach 80’ tall and 40’ wide. Produces large oval shaped nuts with 4 to 6 ribs. Flavor is sweet and rich with a crunch. Used in baked goods and salads. this long-lived hardwood tree is strong,yet flexible, and used to make tool handles and other items. Ripens in late September. For proper pollination, plant at least two of Shellbark Hickory trees.


Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Extra Large
Ripens/Harvest Late September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Rich Flavor, Sweet
Texture Crunchy
Years to Bear 8 - 10
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 40 - 80' tall x 20 - 40' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 40 - 80' apart to ensure room for growth.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow pecan trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I lost several but varieties in a wildfire, trying to build my food crops back up, nuts are such a healthy snack option. I love these so I am excited to grow these as well
Wendy H. on May 16, 2019
I lost several but varieties in a wildfire, trying to build my food crops back up, nuts are such a healthy snack option. I love these so I am excited to grow these as well
Wendy H. on May 16, 2019
Can a shellbark hickory be a pollinator for/pollinated by a pecan?
Beth R on May 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: A hickory cannot pollinate a pecan; they are different species. What can happen is that a hickory and a pecan can cross-breed and produce a hican tree, a hybrid of the two.
How old are the trees you sell? Thank you
Linda N on Jun 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: All of our grafted trees are two years old.

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