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CARYA illinoinensis (AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBE SERIES)

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Family

Juglandaceae

Botanical Name

CARYA illinoinensis( AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBE SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Papershell Pecan, Pecan

General Description

Cultivars in this series are variable in their pecan production.

Pecan is a deciduous tree that grows to be very large. It is the state tree of Texas, and is naturally distributed from the Midwest to south-central United States and into Mexico. This tree has attractive furrowed bark that turns reddish brown over time. Pecans are grown as shade trees and for their nut production.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    2b, 3a, 3b, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20

  • Plant Type

    Tree

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    70'-100' / 21.3m - 30.5m

  • Width

    40'-75' / 12.2m - 22.9m

  • Bloom Time

    Spring

  • Native To

    Southeastern United States, Central United States, South-Central United States, Mexico

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Green

  • Fruit Color

    Tan, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow

  • Bark Color

    Brown, Sienna

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    Yes

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Fissured

  • Usage

    Fruit / Fruit Tree, Shade Trees

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No