University of Florida

Carya laciniosa

Common name(s): Shellbark Hickory, Bigleaf Shagbark Hickory, Big Shellbark, King Nut

Plant type: deciduous large tree
Primary method of propagation: seed

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: stratify 50F 4-5 months.
Time required for germination: 6-8 weeks
Comment: Mulch and protect from rodents for Fall sowings.