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Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
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Carya ovata (Shagbark Hickory)
This slow-growing, but long-lived, large tree is indigenous* to river banks and flood plains and makes an attractive ornamental specimen for large landscapes with good fall color, distinctive exfoliating bark, and edible nuts. It also provides excellent support to a variety of wildlife.
*In the Mid-Atlantic Region, it is native in DC, throughout much of VA, predominantly in the mountains, in parts of MD and DE, and in most of PA.
Learn more about other Mid-Atlantic plants:
Tried and True Native Plant Fact Sheets