I really like this plant because it grows fast, that is, fast for a hickory. At one time this plant produced one of the most sought after nuts in the world, and massive trees (some as large as 120 feet tall) would be felled to collect the nuts from the wreckag ... e. Things have changed, and now the tree is most commonly found on old farms and nut plantations. Its landscape potential is largely overlooked, not to mention it is hard to find. Its form is upright and straight with very strong branching, making it ideal for parkways or near a home for shade. Seems to love bottomlands but has been growing great in garden soil here. As a bonus, if you plant it in the right spot, you may never have to buy pecans again!