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Hardy Pecan

Carya illinoinensis

Five gallon cans available from early spring to through summer. Check with your local store for current availability. 

Large, deciduous tree with oval shaped crown makes a great shade tree while also producing pecan nuts. Requires cross-pollination with another pecan to produce typical sized fruits and high yields. Nut is savory and sweet and can be eaten raw or baked into pies or pastries.

Characteristics

  • Landscape Size: 60'-80' tall, 60' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • USDA Zone: 5a
  • Growth Habit: Columnar
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Deciduous, Attracts Birds, Edible Fruit, TX Native

See Green Thumb Guide below for region specific information.

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Green Thumb Guide

Well-draining soil is essential for a healthy pecan tree. Ensure soil drains adequately by adding amendments before planting. Establish good structure when young and keep pruned. Estimated chilling time of 500 hours below 45°F.

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions.

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices (Opens in new window)
Visit: National County Extension Offices (Opens in new window)

Green Thumb Guide

Well-draining soil is essential for a healthy pecan tree. Ensure soil drains adequately by adding amendments before planting. Establish good structure when young and keep pruned. Estimated chilling time of 500 hours below 45°F.

These characteristics apply to the North Texas area and nearby regions.

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods

Visit: Texas A&M Extension Offices (Opens in new window)
Visit: National County Extension Offices (Opens in new window)

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