University of Florida

Carya ovata

Common name(s): Shagbark Hickory, Scalybark Hickory, Southern Shagbark Hickory

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.
Preferred temperature for germination: 70-85 degrees F
Time required for germination: 6-8 weeks
Comment: Mulch and protect from rodents for Fall sowings.