Sand hickory is an unusual tree well-suited to dry, sandy upland soil. It can make a great specimen or shade tree. Like other hickories, it displays a beautiful yellow color in the fall, which is when the nuts mature inside the splitting husks. Experts recommend preserving and cultivating this tree if found in the landscape.
Sand hickory has a compound leaf with 5 to 9 (but usually 7) leaflets. Its flowers appear from April to May as leaves unfold.
|Sand hickory – Carya pallida
|Zoar Rd., Georgetown, DE