The Ellis Pecan Tree (Carya illinoinensis 'Ellis') is a big, sturdy, impressive specimen that not only makes an impact from its sheer heft and profile but gives you bushels of delectable nuts every growing season!
Ellis grows from 75 - 100 feet tall. This doesn't happen overnight, so you can grow it in your suburban backyard knowing it will be a generation before it towers over your house. We love Ellis because it doesn't have to be fully grown to produce its bevy of nuts! Producing very young, especially for a Pecan Tree, and it produces a lot! We're talking 43 nuts per pound on average. Think about that when you're weighing your next pecan purchase at the neighborhood market.
Named for Marvin Ellis who bought a pecan grove in Georgia in 1944. In 1978 his son, Elliot Ellis, helped him open a retail market and gift store on the property and talked him into going into the mail order business. In 2018 Elliot and his sons patented their family Pecan Tree and have made it available to home gardeners everywhere. And we are so glad they did!
Wildlife enjoys these nuts as much as you will, so get ready to fight off a few squirrels. Birds love basking in the shade and nesting in the strong branches. Use these mighty trees as shade and cooling bill reducing plantings and enjoy a seating area or patio cooled by its fine foliage.
Pecans are delectable and healthy sources of vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. You'll have bushels of them to use in all your favorite baking and candy-making recipes, pies, salads and snacking needs!
Pecan trees enjoy full sun and well-drained soil. Only needed enough regular water to get established, once settled they rarely need supplemental waterings. Mulch their roots very well to keep them cool and prune only when dormant and if needed.
As pecan growers for the past 75 years, the Ellis family knows a thing or two about good pecans. They wouldn't put their family name on an inferior tree. Trust them and NatureHills.com - this is a tree worth having in your backyard!
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Carya illinoinensis 'Ellis'|
|Mature Height||60 - 70 feet|
|Mature Spread||30 - 40 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Moisture||Water as Needed to Establish|
|Flower Color||Greenish, inconspicuous|
|Harvest Time||Late Season|
|Pruning Time||When Dormant|