Shellbark Hickory (Carya laciniosa)
The Shellbark Hickory grows to 80 feet or more with a high branching habit. The bark plates curve, but are smaller and less curved that the Shagbark Hickory. Hardy in zones 5 through 8. this species contains the kingnut, the largest and tastiest of the true hickory nuts. Some consider this hickory the most desirable in the home landscape.