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Carya pallida (sand hickory)


Wikipedia Abstract

Carya pallida, the sand hickory, is a species of hickory native to the southeastern United States. The sand hickory can reach heights of up to 80 feet.
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Air Quality Improvement [1]  Low
Allergen Potential [1]  High
Carbon Capture [1]  Medium-High
Shade Percentage [1]  77 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Medium
Wind Reduction [1]  Medium
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Monoecious
Leaf Type [2]  Deciduous
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Pollinators [2]  Wind
Specific Gravity [4]  0.68
Structure [2]  Tree
Usage [2]  Wood - heavy, hard, tough. Used for tool handles etc; A good fuel, burning well and giving off a good heat;
Height [2]  98 feet (30 m)
Width [1]  43 feet (13.1 m)
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 5 Low Temperature: -20 F° (-28.9 C°) → -10 F° (-23.3 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 9 Low Temperature: 20 F° (-6.7 C°) → 30 F° (-1.1 C°)
Water Use [1]  Moderate
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Protected Areas

Habitat Vegetation Classification

Name Location  Website 
Georgia Xeric Fall-line Sandhills Longleaf Pine Woodland United States (Georgia)
South Atlantic Sandhills Subxeric Silty Longleaf Pine Woodland United States (Georgia, South Carolina)
South Carolina Central Longleaf Woodland United States (Georgia, South Carolina)
Southern Inner Coastal Plain Silty Longleaf Pine / Sand Post Oak Woodland United States (South Carolina, Georgia)
Xeric Upper East Gulf Coastal Plain Longleaf Pine Woodland United States (South Carolina, Georgia)


Acrobasis caryae (Hickory Shoot Borer Moth)[5]
Acrobasis stigmella[5]

Range Map


Attributes / relations provided by
1i-Tree Species v. 4.0, developed by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station and SUNY-ESF using the Horticopia, Inc. plant database.
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
4Forest Inventory and Analysis DB version 5.1, May 4, 2013, U.S. Forest Service
5HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0