Northern Hardy Pecan – 4 x 9.5″ Deep Pot


Carya illinoinensis

Hardy pecan is a shade tree in the Juglandaceae (walnut) family and native to the central and east central United States and Mexico. It is grown mostly for its delicious edible nuts that appear in the summer after an insignificant bloom.

Hardy pecan grows best in full sun to partial shade. It tolerates clay, sand, and loam soils—alkaline or acidic—as long as they are well drained. It has high drought tolerance.

Pecan trees can reach up to 130 feet in height but will usually grow 70 to 100 feet tall with a spread of 40 to 75 feet. The largest of the hickories, this deciduous tree has a uniform, symmetrical, broadly oval crown and is massively-branched. Large major limbs grow up and out from the trunk in a distinctive upright, spreading fashion. On older trees, lower branches become wide-sweeping, with their tips almost touching the ground. Trunks can grow to 6 feet in diameter.

North Carolina Extension

Stock from Colorado FruitScapes in Castle Rock, CO.

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