Pecan Tree

Pecan Tree

Pecan Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Carya illinoinensis
Hardiness Zones:   5 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well drained soil
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Low, wide spreading branches
Height:   70 to 100'
Weight:   40 to 75'
Leaf:   Alternate, pinnately compound leaf with 11 to 17 leaflets; no significant fall color
Flower/Fruit:   Grown for nuts
Comments:    Brittle branches; casts light shade; difficulty to transplant; insects, diseases, and late frost can reduce nut production
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --