A large sized tree that can grow to 75ft. or more. A member of The Walnut Family, also known as Big-Bud Hickory, Bullnut Hickory and White Heart Hickory because of its white center and otherwise brown wood. Grows with a straight trunk and a rounded crown. Wood is used in the lumber trade. This tree can live to 500 years.
Leaves are 9-14 “ long with 7-9 leaflets. Hairy leaves are aromatic when crushed.
Bark is gray to black, ridged and furrowed.
Stout and hairy, cinnamon 3- lobed leaf scars appear “monkey faced”. Buds are long and stout.
A thick fruit husk holds four ribbed nuts. Nut is 1 1-2”to 2”long. Meat is sweet, edible.
Species is unisexual – male flowers are slender catkin clusters 4-6” long. Female are small in groups at end of stems.