Carya pallida

sand hickory


wildlife plant   wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 80-100 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      yellow,green
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      green,brown
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Fall color


Recommended Uses: Shade tree where falling/fallen nuts will not be a problem.
Considerations: Slow growing. Nut and leaf litter may be a maintenance problem in residential landscapes.
Propagation: Seed. Difficult to transplant except when sufficiently small that the tap root is not disturbed.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Acidic to neutral


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Small mammals and other wildlife consume nuts. Larval host for many moths including; luna moth (Actias luna), hickory leafroller moth (Argyrotaenia juglandana), royal walnut moth (Citheronia regalis), and walnut sphinx (Amorpha juglandis.
Native Habitats: Dry hammocks, dry hardwood forests

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


Edible fruits.