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Pecan

Carya illinoinensis

GIS Coordinate:
N40 20.970 W94 52.928

Trail Number:
G13

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Description

Family:
Juglandaceae

Foliage:
Leaves alternate, pinnately compound, 12-20 inches long with 9-17 leaflets

Native Locale:
Iowa to Indiana to Alabama, Texas and Mexico

Mature Height:
70 to 100 feet

Mature Width:
40 to 75 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 5 to 9

Soil Preference:
Prefers deep, moist, well- drained soil

Growth Habit:
n/a

Rate of Growth:
n/a

Disease and Insect:
Has no serious insect or disease problems. Scab can infect both nuts and foliage

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • Bark: light brown and broken into vertical scaly ridges
  • Nut: Grown commercially for wood and nuts. The nuts grow in clusters of 3-10 and each is in a dark brown husk.

Photos

Leaf - PecanSpring - PecanSummer - PecanSummer '08 - Pecan