Carya tomentosa (Lam.) Nutt.

Mockernut Hickory, White Hickory

Family: Juglandaceae

Genus: Carya

Category: Tree - Deciduous

Zones: 4 to 9

Size: To 60' tall

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Alternate, pinnately compound leaves, 5 to 7 leaflets, to 12". Narrow to round crown. Likes moist, well-drained soil.


Published in Gen. N. Amer. Pl. (Nuttall) 2: 221 in 1818.

Basionym is Juglans tomentosa Lam.

Synonym is Juglans alba L. - Linnaeus cites Catesby's Natural History Volume I Plate 38.

Native to eastern and central US.

Introduced to cultivation in 1766.


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