Male flowers are in clusters called catkins and are 1 1/2-5 inches long and pendulous in groups of three. Flowers are yellowish-green. Female flowers are tiny and clustered in twos and fours at the tips of new growth.
|Habitat||Shagbark Hickory is named for its long, tough curls of peeling bark. It also produces nuts. With its large tap root, it is difficult to transplant. It is a long-living shade tree and is valued for providing food to wildlife. It prefers shaded woods in moist soils along riverbanks, swamps, and flood plains.|
|Leaf Description||Leaves are formed as leaflets with 5, alternate, elliptical and 2-10 inches long and 1-5 1/2 inches wide along the stem which is 12-14 inches long. They are finely toothed with tufts of tiny hairs.|
|Light Source||Shade, Sun|