pecan - Juglandaceae Carya illinoinensis

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CAIL2

Taxonomy

FamilyJuglandaceae
GenusCarya
Speciesillinoinensis
Common Namepecan
iTree CodeCAIL2

Plant Form

FormTree: large
Height150 feet
Spread75 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliagepinnately compound, thin-linear leaflets (7-11), pointed slightly curvedLeaf Type Information IconCompound - Pinnate
Needles0
Barkbrown with gray flecks, ridges, & color back more with age
Budterminal buds are yellow-brown, hairy, large (1/2" long)Bud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twigcurrent year green, second year gray/brown
Flowerlong, green string of small flowers (catkins)
Fruitoblong, green husk, 4 sections
Fall Coloryellow

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min5aMin4.5SoilIntolerant
Max9bMax7.5SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntolerantModerateNo

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States, Mexico
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