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Pecan Trees - Oconee (Type 1)

Scientific Name: Carya illinoinensis
Best Planted In Zone: 6-10.


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The Oconee Pecan tree has good yield potential, yielding about 48 nuts per pound. The nuts are large and elliptical and grow in clusters. Best of all, the nuts are easily crackable so you can quickly get to the tasty goodness. The Oconee is moderately scab resistant and is hardy in Zones 6-10. The tree grows to a mature height of 75 to 100 feet. It is a Type-1 pollinator and should be pollinated with Type-Two pecan trees. Pecan Trees can be planted in full sun or partial shade as long as they are in deep, moist, well-drained soil. USDA ZONES: Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Most Plant Me Green trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 business days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon shipment of your Plant Me Green purchase. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed, if a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your Plant Me Green package.

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First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. 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. 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. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
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 7 reviews
No Life

The Five other Varieties have all sprouted, Oconee has yet to show any signs of life


GOOD job....nice folks

pecan trees

I was really pleased with the trees when I got them I planted them within 48 hours after I got them. The Zenner tree looks good,but the Oconie does not look good.Maybe it will come out of it. Really pleased so for. Thanks Sherman,

Less than 1/3 of the trees sprouted.

I bought a total of 16 pecan trees of 4 different varieties. So far, I have had 5 trees bud out. Of the other 11 trees, one was broken in the graft and did not sprout. The other ten just never did anything. The plants were sent out on Monday morning and did not arrive to my house until Friday night at 9:00 PM. I planted them the next morning and put root stimulator on them as I planted the trees. I have watered them as they needed water. We have had rain about every other day since they were planted.

Pecan trees

I was uncertain about ordering trees through the mail. But I received the pecan trees in what appears to be good condition. The Only thing I was surprised about is that the branches are completely trimmed off but I guess they will grow. Time will tell if the trees live.