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Carya ×ludoviciana

Carya ×ludoviciana (Ashe) Little

Hybrid Hickory

Juglandaceae (Walnut family)


USDA Symbol: CALU8

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Natural hybrid of Carya aquatica and C. texana.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Nut
Size Notes: Up to about 140 feet tall.
Fruit: Bronze to reddish brown, sometimes almost black.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


Native Habitat: Sandy soils on rolling hills, occasionally on flood plains or low flat lands and marl soils.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Carya ×ludoviciana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carya ×ludoviciana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carya ×ludoviciana


Record Modified: 2020-11-02
Research By: CBR

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