Deciduous – Sheds Its Leaves Annually
Full Sun – Prefers 6 or more hours of sun per day.
Semi Frost Hardy
Semi Frost Hardy – Is Able to Survive Moderately Low Temperatures.
Moderate Watering – Requires Regular Watering.
Pruning Required – Needs to be Pruned.
Non Indigenous – Exotic to South Africa.
|Uses in landscape design|
Space pecan trees about 8m apart.
Water regularly during dry weather in summer. The trees are not pruned, except for the initial shaping when they are planted.
February March April
|Common pests and diseases|
Rarely a problem.
Nuts ripen in autumn and will fall off the tree when they are ready.
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
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Requires moderate maintenance.