Plant Care Carya Glabra

Carya Glabra

Also known as

Pignut Hickory, Pignut Hickory, Pignut, Sweet pignut, Coast pignut hickory, Smoothbark hickory, Swamp hickory and Broom hickory


Carya glabra

How to care for Carya Glabra


How often to water your Carya Glabra

Water needs for Carya Glabra
0.5 cups
every 9

Carya Glabra needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Carya Glabra

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Finding light for Pignut Hickory in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Carya Glabra: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Carya Glabra love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Carya Glabra does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Carya Glabra in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Carya Glabra

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Carya Glabra: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Carya Glabra after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Carya Glabra is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Carya Glabra

Carya Glabra

Carya Glabra

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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