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Pecan Carya illinoinensis

  • Pecan - Carya illinoinensis
  • Pecan - Carya illinoinensis
  • Pecan - Carya illinoinensis

Average Shipping Height: 2' - 3'
Item #1007
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  • Bare Root
    2' - 3'
    Member Price $11.99
    Reg. Price $15.99
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(Potted trees cannot ship to California.)
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The Pecan grows in zones 6-9.
This species is known as a tree for all uses. It serves as the nation’s most important commercial nut producer, provides great shade, and sports an amazing grain that makes it highly prized as wood for furniture and flooring. Texans have such an affinity for this tree that they declared it their state tree.

  • Produces high-protein nuts
  • Features a symmetrical form
  • Plant two trees for cross-pollination
  • Will be delivered at a height of 2'–3' for bare-root; a height of 1'-3' for 1-gallon pot
Please Note: A bare-root pecan tree will have one long, thick taproot and very small fibrous roots. Once established, the fibrous roots will grow quickly. 

Your Tree’s Personality

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Sun Preference

Full Sun,

Soil Preference

Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Well-drained, Wet,

Wildlife Value

The nuts are favored by squirrels, deer, raccoons, foxes, wild turkeys, wood ducks, crows, blue jays and several other bird species.


Early settlers loved these tasty nuts. They were not only great eating but also easy to ship and market in the cities for cash. But those pioneers went about gathering their bounty in a very unfortunate fashion. To get to the entire crop, they would chop the tree down, harvesting that season’s crop and leaving the tree to rot in the woods. This short-sighted approach led to the trees eventually becoming scarce.

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