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Order: Juglandales
   Family: Juglandaceae
            Genus: Carya
                        Specie: illinoinensis

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 100 ft (30 m)

Cultivation: Deep, fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil

Features: Mid-green leaflets turning yellow in autumn; edible fruit

Uses: Specimen tree Large gardens Woodland gardens Shade tree Nut production

Zones: 6-11

Description: Native to southern and central USA and northern Mexico, this tree reaches 100 ft (30 m) in height, with 150 ft (45 m) seen in ideal conditions. It grows best in the deep alluvial soil of river valleys. It has scaly gray bark and mid-green leaves to 20 in

Growth Habit: Large broad-domed canopy

Comments: This tree produces pecan nuts

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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