Hickory Trees Provide Shade
Hickory trees are a high-branching variety that often grow quite tall (between 60 and 80 feet) and do not spread outward too much (around 40 feet or so). They have long and narrow leaves and an attractive, "shaggy" bark. For many people, hickory trees are highly symbolic of the eastern United States, where they grow wild. Because hickory trees can grow so tall and drop many nuts in the autumn, they are best planted away from structures, where they can be fully appreciated on their own. It is also a good idea to plant at least two trees so that they can pollinate one another.
Scientific Name – Carya Tomentosa, Hickory Tree
USDA Climate Zones – 4 - 8
Tree height – 60 to 80 feet
Tree Width – up to 60 feet
Soil type – moist, well drained, clay, sandy, loamy
Sun – full sun to partial shade
Hickory Trees grow to large heights
Hickory trees can make a wonderful tree to create much needed shaded area on a lawn or landscape. Hickory Trees will become stately and very large trees when fully grown. It can grow to be as high as 80 feet and around 60 feet wide. Hickory trees will grow well and prefers moist well-drained soils but can also do good in clay, sandy and loamy soil conditions. It will thrive in full sunlight and partial shade.