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| Nutmeg Hickory, Swamp Hickory, Bitter Water Hickory, Bitter Waternut|
Nutmeg hickory is a somewhat rare tree that grows in small stands in the north- and southeast of the state, and in the Edwards Plateau. Because of this spotty distribution pattern (which it shares with Durand oak), it is considered by some to be a relic of an earlier age. Its dark rounded fruit resembles a true nutmeg nut.
Plant Habit or Use: large tree
Flower Color: green, females inconspicuous, males in catkins.
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: nut with 4-valved husk
Height: to 100 ft.
Width: to 70 ft.
Plant Character: deciduous
Heat Tolerance: high
Water Requirements: medium low
Soil Requirements: acid neutral