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Water Hickory | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Water Hickory | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Water Hickory | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Water Hickory | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Water Hickory | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company

Water Hickory | Medium Tree Seedling

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Carya aquatica

  • Grow your own Water Hickory, member of the walnut family and a major component of wetland forests in the south eastern United States!
  • 100% guaranteed
  • Seed-grown on California's Redwood Coast
  • Transplanting and care instructions included

Water Needs | The Jonsteen Company
Cold Hardiness | The Jonsteen Company Cold Hardiness
Light Needs | The Jonsteen Company Light
Partial Shade
Size | The Jonsteen Company Size
80 – 100' tall / 40 – 60' spread
Age | The Jonsteen Company Lifespan
300 yrs
Growth Rate | The Jonsteen Company Growth Rate
Fast Growing
Drought Tolerance | The Jonsteen Company Drought Tolerance
Windfirm | The Jonsteen Company Wind Resistance

About Water Hickory

From the U.S. Forest Service:

"Water hickory inhabits the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains from southeastern Virginia to southern Florida, west into eastern Texas, and the Mississippi Valley north to southern Illinois. Water hickory grows in a warm, humid climate throughout its range. The average annual precipitation varies from 1020 to 1520 mm (40 to 60 in). A mean rainfall of 640 mm (25 in) occurs during the April through September growing season. The mean January temperature is 2° to 16° C (35° to 60° F); mean July temperature, about 27° C (80° F); and an average frost-free period of 200 to 300 days.

The nuts of water hickory are used to a limited extent by squirrels, feral hogs, and other wildlife. Water hickory is occasionally planted or retained In natural stands for a shade tree. The wood is a locally preferred firewood.

Low floodplains, in which water hickory is a dominant species, are being increasingly recognized for their ability to cleanse drainage water and provide refuge for many threatened species of plants and animals."

About Jonsteen's Seedlings

All of our trees are seed-grown at our nursery on California's Redwood Coast, which is inspected monthly and licensed by the California Department of Agriculture. Trees can provide a natural barrier against high winds, temperatures, noise pollution and soil erosion, all while benefiting local air quality, wildlife and property values — a Jonsteen seedling will only grow in value and beauty!

About Jonsteen's 100% Guarantee

All of our trees are guaranteed to arrive healthy and in good condition. If your tree perishes despite your honest efforts, we will be happy to replace it with a small-sized seedling for just the cost of shipping/handling. You can learn more about our guarantee and tree replacement policy here.


Seedling Size Chart: Medium

Due to the dynamic nature of actively growing trees, as well as the tremendous variation between species’ growth rates, we rely on the cubic volume of a seedling’s root mass to determine its “size” (Small / Medium / Large / XL). Within each size there is minor variance — the dimensions provided here represent the category minimum. If exact measurements are essential, please contact us about current stock.

Seedling Size Chart | Medium | The Jonsteen Company