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The Pecan can be expected to grow
in the zones listed. More information can be found on the arborday.org
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The Pecan falls into the following type(s): Nut Tree
The Pecan grows to be undetermined feet in height.
The Pecan has a spread of about 40' to 75' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a Medium growth rate.
The Pecan does well in Full exposure(s).
The Pecan grows in Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Silty Loam, Well Drained, Wet, Wide Range soils.
The Pecan has a(n) Oval shape.
A tree for all uses, the pecan tree is the nation's most important commercial nut producer. The nuts are sweet and nutritious. It is also a shade tree, and the hard and beautiful wood is prized for furniture, flooring, and many other uses. It is the largest of the hickory genus, Carya, and offers a longevity of 300 years or more. These specific Pecan tree seedlings are grown from seed; mostly 'Elliot' or without a specific cultivar.
The nuts are favored by squirrels, deer, raccoons, foxes, wild turkeys, wood ducks, crows, blue jays, and several other bird species.
Pinnately compound, alternate, variable, 12"-20" long, odd number of leaflets usually 9-17, 4"-8" long, slightly toothed margins, lustrous, dark green surface.
Female is yellow or greenish yellow and male
is green or yellow.
early to late depending upon the variety
Thin, 4-angled husks in clusters of 3-6 turn from yellow green to brown as they ripen. They enclose a 1 1/2"-2" long, hard, oblong, light brown to reddish brown shell with a pointed tip and rounded base. The kernel is sweet. Harvest anytime after the husks opens, but is is easier to wait until the husks are wide open and the nuts are partially dry. Pecan trees grown from seed will begin to produce nuts after about 10 years.
The symmetrical pecan makes a fine ornamental and nut tree. Needs moist, well-drained loamy soil. Grows 70' to 100', with a 55' spread. Grown from seed. (Plant two trees for cross-pollination and best results). (Zones 6-9)
Each tree is guaranteed to grow, or we'll replace it at one half the original price, plus shipping and handling.
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.
Natural root (also called bare root) trees are shipped without soil around their roots. They are shipped when dormant in the spring and fall seasons. We dip the roots in a hydrating gel to keep them moist during shipping.
There are a number of advantages to natural root trees:
The Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University has an interesting article about the benefits of planting natural root trees. Look for the PDF entitled Creating the Urban Forest: The Bare Root Method
Potted (also called containerized) trees come in 4" containers.
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