A large native shade tree that will grow up to 70-90 feet tall. Shagbark Hickory has great wildlife value with its edible nuts. It is easily identifiable by its 'shaggy' looking bark. This native is an easy to grow tree that prefers moist well drained soils but will tolerate most areas. It likes full sun to part shade and is Black walnut tolerant. Shagbark gets its common name from the bark. It appears to be in strips that are loose at the ends and are connected in the center to the tree. This feature gives it some winter interest. Foliage is yellow green throughout the summer and turn a golden yellow in the fall. They will also have a faint apple aroma when the leaves are crushed. Spring bring non showy green yellow flowers that bloom from April to May. After flowering the edible nut forms giving food to Squirrels, Chipmicks, Bobwhites, Mallards, etc. They are even edible by you! Prized for its strong hard wood this stately tree is a slow grower.