Bitternut Hickory Tree (Carya cordiformis) - Moth Host Plant

Bitternut Hickory Tree

Carya cordiformis

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 through 9

Height: 30-50 feet. May be grown in pots if well-trimmed

Plant Spacing: 30’ from other trees

Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade

Water Requirements: Medium

Host Plant For: Luna Moth

 The Bitternut Hickory Tree is native to the Eastern United States and Canada.  If kept well-trimmed, Bitternut Hickory Trees can be grown in large pots for many years before they outgrow their container.

 Two 6" potted plants will feed 1 larvae.

A few of the butterflies and moths we raise at Shady Oak Butterfly Farm