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| Mockernut Hickory, White Hickory, Whiteheart Hickory, Hognut, Bullnut, Fragrant Hickory, Bigbud Hickory, Hardbark Hickory|
Mockernut hickory is the most commonly encountered hickory in eastern Texas, where it is found in the pine forests west to eastern Travis County. It grows on dry slopes but does best on rich well-drained bottomlands in areas with more than 45 inches annual rainfall. Its leaves are large, hairy, glandular, resinous, and fragrant. The common name refers to the difficulty in extracting the small, sweet nut from its thick shell.
Plant Habit or Use: large tree
Flower Color: light green, females inconspicuous, males in catkins.
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: small, sweet nut encased in 4-valved husk
Height: to 115 ft.
Width: to 60 ft.
Plant Character: deciduous
Heat Tolerance: very high high
Water Requirements: medium low
Soil Requirements: acid neutral