Physical Characteristics of Pecans and Hickory


  • Pecan (Carya illinoinensis) – 75-120 feet (22-36 meters) tall and wide
  • Shellbark Hickory (Carya laciniosa) – 70-85 feet (21-25 meters) tall and 30-50 feet (9-15 meters) wide
  • Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata) – 70-85 feet (21-25 meters) tall and 30-50 feet (9-15 meters) wide
  • Hican (Carya x hybrids) – 75 feet (22 meters) tall and 50 feet (15 meters) wide

Roots: Single, large taproot
Growth Rate: Slow. Some improved varieties grow at a bit faster rate than the wild species.

Shellbark Hickory (Carya laciniosa)
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Muhammad Ramzan Rafique
Muhammad Ramzan Rafique

I am from a small town Chichawatni, Sahiwal, Punjab , Pakistan, studied from University of Agriculture Faisalabad, on my mission to explore world I am in Denmark these days..

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