hickory species growth rate/fall color
I've always enjoyed the rich, golden yellow fall color of hickories, and I also feel they "go well" with oaks.
Most of the hickories around here I *believe* to be C. cordoformis, but I'm not 100% sure as I'm not that adept at identifying species.
Can anyone tell me if any particular species has "better" or more reliable fall color than others, and which have the fastest growth rate?
Edible nuts are a secondary issue, although the one time I tasted a hickory nut, I liked it.