Carya illinoensis /Pecan

Carya illinoensis  / Carya illinoensis
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Scientific Name: Carya illinoensis
Common Name: Pecan
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: over 50 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: High
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Are subject to aphids, caterpillars and other insects as well as the fungus disease, scab. Most pecans are alternate bearers, that is, produce nuts every other year. Must select a particular cultivar for a given area of the country. One cultivar does not fit all. Many native pecan trees throughout the South and West. Pecan trees can tolerate a wide range of soil types, but need full sunlight to develop into major trees. Can be long-lived where conditions are favorable. Wood is quite brittle, and old trees tend to break up after fifty to sixty years of age. Nuts eaten by a number of species of wildlife.