Carya illinoinensis

Botanical Name: Carya illinoinensis

Common Name(s): Pecans

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Description:

Pecan trees prefer warm climates with frost-free, mild winters. These are very attractive, big trees and can be grown on the lawn in large gardens. Pecan nuts resemble walnuts but are smaller, oval and smoother. Two trees of different varieties are needed to ensure good pollination and fruit set.

Family: Juglandaceae

Synonym: Carya pecan

Botanical Pronunciation: KAIR-ee-uh ill-ih-noy-NEN-siss

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Deciduous
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Semi Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Moderate Watering
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Pruning Required

Common Pests and Diseases

Rarely a problem.

Flowers

Foliage

Fruit


February
March
April

Description:
Pecan nuts resemble walnuts but are smaller, oval and smoother. Nuts ripen in autumn and will fall off the tree when they are ready.



Harvest

Nuts ripen in autumn and will fall off the tree when they are ready.

 

Maintenance

Water regularly during dry weather in summer. The trees are not pruned, except for the initial shaping when they are planted.

Origin

Southern USA

 

Planting Instructions

Space pecan trees about 8m apart.

Size

10 m *

Uses in landscape design

Large gardens

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