Hickory trees grow east of the Mississippi River in zones 4 through 8. A type of hickory, the pecan, is native to southern states and grows west of the Mississippi and as far south as Texas. The hickory is a member of the walnut family.Continue Reading
The shagbark hickory can grow to between 70 and 80 feet tall with a spread of 50 to 70 feet. Like most hickories, it produces an edible fruit, but it is renowned for having an interesting bark that begins to peel as the tree gets older.
The pecan is grown for its nuts and can grow between 75 and 100 feet tall.Learn more about Trees & Bushes
Deciduous fruit trees, such as pear trees, should be pruned in midwinter. Pruning during the dormant season gives the wounds a chance to heal over. Pruning done during the growing season can expose the trees to fire blight, a bacterial disease.Full Answer >
When to prune a tree depends largely on what needs to be accomplished by the pruning and the type of tree. Light pruning and removal of dead or diseased branches can be done at any point during the year.Full Answer >
Grow dwarf peach trees by choosing a suitable location, preparing the soil, planting the tree, watering it and pruning it when necessary. When purchasing the tree, inspect it for signs of disease, such as discolored leaves, black spots, deformities or misshapen roots.Full Answer >
Trimming at the appropriate time, understanding the various types of cuts, and knowing the difference between trimming and rejuvenation pruning are essential when trimming a yew tree. Yew trees do not require many prunings, and sprouts regrow almost immediately after being cut.Full Answer >