Plants, Weird and unusual, Common and underutilized,
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Carya ovata - Hickory
Carya ovata, the shagbark hickory, is a common hickory in the Eastern United States and southeast Canada. It is a large, deciduous tree, growing well over 100 ft tall, and can live more than 350 years.
large edible nuts are produced within about 10-12 years,
known to coppice well as a timber crop, best planted as a young plant as transplanting often ends up killing the tree due to the large taproot,
Eventually grows to approx 30m so be sure to give it plenty of space,