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Carya illinoinensis

More About Carya illinoinensis

  • Large deciduous tree with rounded spreading crown
  • Medium green foliage maturing to yellowish green in summer
  • Insignificant yellow flowers in spring
  • Female flowers give way to sweet edible nuts

Zone:

5

Height:

25-30 m

Spread:

20-25 m

Colour:

Yellow
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Hardy Pecan Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prefers rich, humus soils with good drainage in full sun. Many Carya species are difficult to transplant due to deep taproots. Nut production requires two or more species for best cross-pollination. Trees take 8-10 years to bear a nut crop.


Carya illinoinensis Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Edible
Edible

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

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