| Water Hickory, Bitter Pecan, Swamp Hickory, Wild Pecan, Bitter Water Hickory, Bitter Hickory, Water Pignut|
Water hickory is found in wet, poorly drained areas in east Texas. It has shaggy bark and leaves that are reminiscent of pecan's but with fewer leaflets. It breaks dormancy later in the spring than most trees, which enables it to withstand periodic spring floods.
Plant Habit or Use: large tree
Flower Color: green, females inconspicuous, males in catkins.
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: bitter, flattened nut encased in 4-valved husk
Height: to 100 ft.
Width: to 70 ft.
Plant Character: deciduous
Heat Tolerance: high
Water Requirements: high
Soil Requirements: acid neutral