Pecan Trees - Ellis (Type 2)

Carya illinoinensis
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9


The Ellis Pecan tree is a new patented cultivar from Georgia. It yields approximately 43 nuts per pound with a 57% kernel. The nuts are large, oblong to slightly obovate in shape with excellent quality and good scab resistance. The tree has an upright growth habit and can  reach a mature height of 75 to 100 feet. The Ellis is a Type-2 pollinator and should be pollinated with Type-One pecan trees. Harvest date is mid to late October around the same time as Desirable, Oconee, and Elliot.

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


At Plant Me Green we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care. We ship your plants using FedEx Ground® the following business day after you have completed checkout.

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
Marcus Boldt
Seem to be able to mostly handle Texas heat

I only have 1 out of 5 trees that is not doing well. The other 4 are ok but nothing compared to the 5 Stuart's

William Moriaty
Ellis Pecan

Tree arrived in excellent shape a little over a week ago and is budding new leaves like crazy. Plant Me Green has always provided top notch quality plants and service!

Ronald Stoessell
Ellis Tree (Type 2) pecan

So far so good. The tree arrived in apparent great shape, about two feet taller than advertised. I planted it, am watering it, and hoping it makes it through the winter.

Ellis Pecan Tree

The tree arrived in wonderful packaging! Unpacked the tree from the shipping carton, and took the tree out of its growing container and I am concerned with the rood bound condition of the tree. Of the four pecan trees ordered from Plant Me green, this Ellis tree's roots are in the most compacted condition. So, instead of planting the root bound tree in the ground, I have planted the tree in a fifteen gallon fabric pot, with a quality potting medium, and hopefully giving the trees' roots a little grow room will encourage enough new growth for successful placement in my yard in about a year.

Teddy Gooslin
Packaged nicely

Trees come in cardboard box scurried nice the looks in good shape time will tell