Candy Pecan Tree

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If you are lucky enough to live in a climate that is favorable to Pecan Trees, you will for sure want to add a Candy Pecan Tree (Carya illinoinensis 'Candy') to your landscape this year! Perhaps you've been concerned that Pecans would be too much work, take too much time, or not add any value to your home. Candy will change your way of thinking!

It is beautiful in the summer providing great shade as it matures! The small leaves give it a well-tended appearance the whole season. The nuts ripen early in the fall, sometimes as early as October. One of the special things about Candy, though, is that it doesn't take years of maturity for it to produce nuts for you. These trees have been known to start producing as soon as they reach 8 feet tall!

This is a Type II Pecan and needs a Type I like the the Desirable Pecan for the best possible pollination and yield. Candy is a reliable producer of loads of Papershell nuts that are easy to crack and give you perfect halves. They are favorites because they produce such high-quality nuts year after year with reliability and consistency! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 6 to 9, Candy grows 50 - 70 feet tall and 50 feet wide at maturity.

Planting and Application:

Shade trees are always home value-boosting additions! Save on cooling bills and lawn watering with trees that reduce evaporation and shade your home and garden beds. Long-lived, you'll have little work to put into it while getting back so much more! Fantastic windbreaks and shelterbelts for wildlife are called to these trees in droves for their shelter and food sources.

You'll love the edible landscaping possibilities these lovely nut trees provide! Create nut groves or food-sustainable orchards in your backyard by grouping Candy with other Pecans to maximize yield.

The nuts are smaller than most, but pack a wallop of pecan flavor! They are great to eat fresh, but spectacular when you use them in cooking or candies. They make a fruit cake worthwhile and pecan pie divine!

  • Magnificent Shade Tree
  • Flavorful Nuts & Easy to Remove Halves
  • Type II Pecan Needs Type I Pollinator
  • Produces Early & Reliably
  • Loads of Papershell Nuts
  • Candy, Baking & Healthy Snacking

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Candy is an easy tree to plant and care for and is very resistant to common Pecan Tree diseases. Plant in a well-drained location in full sun for the biggest harvest and best growth. Water well to establish, afterwards, these trees rarely need supplemental water. Occasional fertilizing only and pruning is needed early on when training young trees. Situate your tree in the right location for years of enjoyment with a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch that greatly benefits the root system through heat, chill, and drought.

  • Full Sun
  • Disease Resistant
  • Water Enough To Establish
  • Mulch Large Root System Well
  • Prune When Dormant

Shade, food and wildlife appeal await you when you order the magnificent Candy Pecan Tree! Boost home values and increase food sustainability with the help of!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Candy Pecan Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Carya illinoinensis 'Candy'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 50 - 70 feet
Mature Spread 50 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Green
Foliage Green
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time October
Pruning Time When Dormant