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Pecan (Carya illinoinensis)

Scientific Name: Carya illinoinensis
Available Size: 3-4′

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Description

Type: Deciduous tree

Family: Juglandaceae

Height: 75-100 feet

Spread: 40-70 feet

Native Range: Iowa and Indiana south to Texas and Mexico, in Missouri statewide except for Northwest corner of the state

Ideal Site Requirements:

Soil: hummus, rich, moist, well drained

Water: medium

Sunlight needs: Full sun

Landscape use: Tall ornamental shade tree for large spaces, or grown for nut production

Brief Description: Largest of the hickories with a large rounded spreading crown, trunks 2’-4’ in diameter, 8-10 years for first nut crop. Not appropriate for small yards/spaces.

Possible Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Scab can infect both nuts and foliage, although scab resistant cultivars are available. Aphids, pecan weevils, twig girdlers and fall webworms can also do damage.

Stand out Features: Edible nuts

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