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Botanical Name: Carya illinoinensis
Common Name(s): Pecans
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.
Synonym: Carya pecan
Botanical Pronunciation: KAIR-ee-uh ill-ih-noy-NEN-siss
Semi Frost Hardy
Common Pests and Diseases
Rarely a problem.
Pecan nuts resemble walnuts but are smaller, oval and smoother. Nuts ripen in autumn and will fall off the tree when they are ready.
Nuts ripen in autumn and will fall off the tree when they are ready.
Water regularly during dry weather in summer. The trees are not pruned, except for the initial shaping when they are planted.
Space pecan trees about 8m apart.
10 m *
Uses in landscape design