Grow your own fresh fruit! Fruit trees are an excellent addition to the edible garden that reaps rewards for years to come.
About this Variety
The Pecan Tree is native to North America and grows well from Illinois to Florida and across the south to Texas. The tree may reach an incredible 70-100' in height and 40-80' in width. Pecan nuts are much enjoyed. Pecans are heart healthy, containing 87% unsaturated fatty acid. They are high in vitamins and minerals, containing over 19 important ones. The pecan offers antioxidant properties that reduce LDL cholesterol - the bad type - build up.
- Grow your own fresh fruit!
- Lovely in landscapes
- Requires a co-pollinator
- Excellent for eating
- High in vitamins and antioxidants
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Grows 70-100' tall
Plant 30-40' apart, with root ball just at soil level
Grow as Perennial in zones 5-9. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
To plant: Remove tree from packaging. Dig a hole twice the width and depth of the root ball. Place roots in the middle of the hole. Be careful not to plant too deep since this will suffocate the root system. Ensure the roots are nto tightly compressed. Use your fingers or a blunt instrument to loosen the roots and spread out gently to encourage outward growth into the surrounding earth. Use soil that was removed while digging to fill the hole back, remembering to only fill to the top level of the root ball. Water the soil, allow it to settle and add more soil if needed. Tamp the soil lightly. This will help the soil to further settle. Water the plant again. Add mulch around the plant in a 1-2" layer to help retain moisture. If experiencing hot or dry weather, it will be more important to water plants more frequently versus the recommended 1-2 times per week to water thoroughly. Make sure to review the recommended USDA zones for your area. It is important to select plants with recommendations for your zone; otherwise, they will not be successful in your landscape due to their inability to grow in those weather conditions.
Prune back mid season by half to rejuvenate if flowering lags during hot summer weather. The plants require little maintenance as long as they are planted properly and establish themselves.