pecan - Juglandaceae Carya illinoinensis

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Foliage

pecan Foliage
pecan Foliage
pecan Foliage

Bark

pecan Bark
pecan Bark
pecan Bark

Twig

pecan Twig
pecan Twig

Flower

pecan Flower
pecan Flower
pecan Flower

Fruit

pecan Fruit
pecan Fruit
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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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