Elliot Pecan Tree

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The perfect Pecan pie awaits! Can't you smell it? That delicious, warm pecan pie scent comes from your grandma's kitchen at Thanksgiving. If you grew up anywhere in the Southeast, then you know what we're talking about! As good as your grandma's pie recipe is, though, it gets even better when it's made from fresh pecans you picked from your very own trees!

The Elliot Pecan Tree (Carya illinoinensis 'Elliott') is the most widely grown specialty Pecan tree in the South and is easily recognized by its smooth mottled shell and distinctive teardrop shape. While the spring catkins won't attract butterflies and bees, the Pecan tree is a vital Host Plant for 231 species of Lepidoptera larvae, including the Luna Moth and many varieties of Silkmoths.

First discovered in the early 1900s as a seedling in Henry Elliot's front yard in a small town in Florida, this tree grew quickly in popularity. Fantastic edible landscaping trees, the buttery, hickory flavor of these nuts makes them popular to serve as hors d'oeuvres or to usel in specialty snacks and desserts!

Planting and Application:

In addition to their healthful and delicious crop of nuts, Pecan trees are incredible shade trees too! The compound leaves and dense canopy cast cooling shade over your seating areas, and patios, and save you money during the summer when home cooling costs can be outrageous!

The lush green, broad canopy, and tall form make Elliot a lovely lawn tree that stands out with a ring of mulch around its bases to protect the bark from mechanical damage during lawn maintenance. The yellow fall color and strong limbs are perfect in a windbreak or shelterbelt, housing a ton of wildlife within their embrace!

Elliot is a Type II Pecan tree and will have the best harvest with a Type I pollination partner like the Desirable, Oconee or Pawnee Pecan. Create nut groves of multiple varieties to ensure the best possible harvest and extended harvest season possible! Elliot Pecans are typically ripe late in the season between November to February depending on your climate.

  • Great Buttery Hickory Flavor
  • Lush Green Compound Foliage
  • Green Catkins & Smooth Mottled Teardrop Shaped Nuts
  • Wildlife & Pollinator Value
  • Type II Pecan Tree - Needs Type I Pollinator
  • Lawn & Shade Trees - Huge Harvest Of Late-Season Nuts

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 6-9, Elliot is a reliable producer in full sun and well-drained enriched soils. Provide new trees with consistent moisture and once established, only occasional supplemental waterings are needed during the harshed droughts. A 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch goes a long way to keep your tree roots cool and moist. Prune in late winter or early spring.

Commercial growers love Elliot Pecans because they are drought tolerant, scab resistant and have very consistent nut size and production!

  • Full Sun Trees
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Yet Regular Moisture
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Prune When Dormant
  • Drought-Tolerant & Scab-Resistant

You can be sure to get a good harvest of great nuts and amazing Pecan pies from Elliot Pecan Tree every year! But don't take our word for it - buy one today from Nature Hills and see for yourself!

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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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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Elliot Pecan Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Carya illinoinensis 'Elliott'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 70 - 100 feet
Mature Spread 40 - 75 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Greenish
Foliage Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time When Dormant