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Pecan Nut (Carya ilionoensis)

The nuts of the pecan are edible, with a rich, buttery flavour. Pecans are a good source of protein and unsaturated fats. They can be eaten fresh or used in cooking. One of the most common desserts is the pecan pie. The wood is also used in making furniture and wood flooring. Also makes a good shade tree.

It has an open, rounded crown and the trunk sports attractive grey, furrowed bark.

The leaves are mid green, turning yellow in autumn before falling. The flowers are quite insignificant, but are followed by the tasty nuts.

Size large

Plant Care

  • Soil: Thrives in deep, well-drained sandy loam soil with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0.
  • Watering: Requires deep, infrequent watering, especially important during dry periods and when nuts are developing.
  • Temperature: Can tolerate a range from -20°C to 40°C, but requires a long, warm growing season for nut maturation.
  • Light: Full sun is essential for healthy growth and optimal nut production.
  • Fertilising: Use a nitrogen-rich fertilizer like 10-10-10 in early spring to encourage leaf and branch growth. Follow with a low-nitrogen, high-potassium and phosphorus fertilizer like 0-10-10 closer to nut set.
  • Pruning: Prune in late winter to early spring to remove dead or diseased branches and to open up the canopy for light and air circulation.
  • Mulching: Apply organic mulch to retain soil moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Pest Control: Monitor for pecan weevil and scab. Use appropriate insecticides and fungicides as part of an integrated pest management plan.
  • Flowering and Fruiting: Produces separate male and female flowers on the same tree. Nuts mature in the fall.
  • Potting: Not suitable for potting due to extensive root system and large size.
  • Feeding Regime: Regular feeding during the growth season enhances nut development and overall tree health.

We ship our plants and garden supplies throughout New Zealand. Due to the increased costs of shipping and packaging, we now apply a minimal delivery charge. After offering free shipping for three consecutive years, we find it necessary to adjust this policy to align with current market conditions. However, we have lowered our prices to help offset this change.

Please note, we do not ship plants or garden supplies internationally from New Zealand. We do export plants and tissue culture materials from our overseas nursery, which requires a minimum order. Please contact us at hello@exoticanz.com to discuss your specific requirements.

Shipping (per plant)
Auckland & Northland: $20
Rest of North Island: $25
South Island: $35
Rural Address: Additional $5

Shipping Garden Supplies
Auckland & Northland: $10
Rest of North Island: $15
South Island: $20
Rural Address: Additional $5

Delivery

  • Our plants are available for shipment throughout the year, depending on stock levels. Typical delivery times range from 5 to 7 business days, although they can take up to 10 business days depending on the destination.
  • We take extra care in packaging; most of our plants are secured in bespoke inserts and shipped in individual boxes to ensure they arrive undamaged.
  • Deliveries are scheduled once a week, typically on Monday. If you place your order over the weekend, we aim to dispatch your plants on the following Monday. This scheduling allows our team to prepare your order thoroughly and ensures the courier has sufficient time to deliver your plants safely, avoiding any unnecessary delays over the weekend.
  • All orders are shipped via courier track and trace service (not signature required)
  • We cannot deliver to PO Box addresses.
  • If you have a rural address, please contact us beforehand to discuss the best delivery options and avoid any potential issues.

Additional Delivery Information

  • We dispatch our plants year-round, as most are shipped with soil. During the winter months, we closely monitor weather conditions and may temporarily delay shipments if the weather is particularly severe. Our packing process includes adding insulation when necessary to protect the plants against temperature extremes.
  • In summer, we ensure that plants are thoroughly watered before they leave our nursery. Occasionally, we may need to ship plants bare-rooted, particularly when they cannot be comfortably re-potted into smaller packaging for shipping. We will always discuss this with you in advance if your plant needs to be shipped in this manner.
  • It's important to note that shipping can be a stressful experience for plants, often due to spending several days in a dark, confined space. While most plants withstand this with little to no stress, some may experience leaf drop. However, they generally recover quickly with some additional care, including proper watering and gradual reintroduction to light after arrival.

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Pecan Nut - Large
Pecan Nut - Large

Customer Reviews

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Nghia Ly
2 x Pecan trees

Tall and green, looks healthy. Special care with packaging.
Fast shipping to Rural Whangarei address. Thanks Rose

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Trudi Webber

Looks very healthy and was packaged well. Thank you.

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Raewyn Stockdale
Pecan Nut Tree

Great healthy looking tree, good size, delivered quickly and well packaged. Highly recommend.

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