Pignut Hickory

Carya glabra

Commonly found in the eastern United States and Canada, this tree has a rounded crown. Its pear-shaped nuts ripen in the fall and provide food for numerous species of native animals. The seeds are rich in crude fat and can comprise 10-20% of squirrel diets. Other common names include Smoothbark Hickory, Coast Pignut Hickory, Broom Hickory and Small-Fruited Hickory.
Habitat:
Dry ridgetops and slopes.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing up to 30 m tall with rounded crown.
Bloom Time:
Spring.
Longevity:
Lives up to 300 years.
Presence in US:
AL AR CT DC DE FL GA IL INKS KY LA MA MD MI MO MS NC NH NJ NY OH OK PA RI SC TN TX VA VT WV
Presence in Canada:
ON