Pecan Trees - Cape Fear (Type 1)

Carya illinoinensis
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-9


Cape Fear Pecan trees yield about 52-62 nuts per pound. The nuts are flavorful and resemble Stuart nuts in size and shape but possess a superior cracking quality. The tree grows to a mature height of 75 to 100 feet. The tree is a Type-1, or protandrous, pollinator, meaning its pollen sheds prior to stigma receptivity. Because of this, Cape Fears should be pollinated with Type 2 pecan trees. Cape Fear is hardy in Zones 6-9. 

USDA ZONES: Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
MORE INFORMATION: Pecan Tree Growing Guide


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We are now offering $15 flat rate shipping for all tree orders! Replacement tree shipping cost will be $15 per box. We still cannot ship to some states and US territories based off the Agricultural Laws that may be in place. Please see below for all exclusions. 

If you have any questions concerning transit time for your order, please feel free to contact us at or toll free 855-817-5268.

Trees: Due to strict Agricultural Laws in place, we currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii. We cannot ship to Puerto Rico or international.

Houseplants: Can ship to California and Arizona. 
How to Plant
STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
Care Guide

Pecan trees need water and sun in order to thrive. Be sure to plant in deep, moist, and well-drained soil. During the tree's first growing season, be sure to water regularly, about a gallon of water a day, (though you do not need to water every day in order to accomplish this). Prune pecan trees in the winter, making sure to prune lower hanging branches to encourage upward and lateral growth.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Tim Pittman
Cape Fear Pecan Tree

The tree shipped when stated. Arrived well packaged and healthy. Well pleased with my order and service provided and will purchase from Plant Me Green in the future.

Wendy Johnson

I love planting nut and fruit trees, for my family to enjoy, year after year! Mine arrived with dried up leaves on it, I’m sad to say! We planted it anyway, I hope it makes it, since I gave so much for it! I hate to complain!

Scarlett Hopkins

Tree was dead, not a leaf on it when I got it

Robert Lawson
Great service and product, no complaints

I would by agian

Two Cape Fear Pecan trees

The trees arrived in wonderful packaging! Unpacked the tree shipping carton, took the tree from the container and of the four pecan trees ordered from Plant Me Green, these two were the least root bound. However, instead of planting these container trees into the ground, I have planted the trees in a fifteen gallon fabric pots, with a quality potting medium, and hopefully giving the trees' roots a little grow room will encourage enough growth for successful placement in my yard in about a year.