Oconee Pecan Tree

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Have you always wanted to have a pecan tree in your yard, but felt like you might be a little too far north for any real success? Well, don't worry about it anymore. Oconee is the tree for you. Pecan lovers rejoice! The Oconee Pecan Tree (Carya illinoinensis 'Oconee') gives you large crops of very tasty, fancy Pecans down to zone 6 where many Pecan Trees would just shiver the nights away!

The Oconee Pecan is an impressive tree that will give you bushels of delectable nuts starting as soon as it's 5th year! Sweet and savory with a unique flavor, this thin-skinned Papershell variety! Since it starts producing very young you can expect many years of big harvests every October. For the biggest yield, plant this Type I Pecan with a Type II like the Stuart Pecan for increased pollination.

Oconee produces a lot of nuts - 48 nuts per pound on average and these aren't just any nuts, these are some of the easiest shelling pecans around. People say that you get more intact halves from these nuts than from most other Pecan Trees. Oconee was introduced in 1989 - a good year for music, hair, clothes, and MTV as well as Pecans!

Planting and Application:

Incredible shade trees and lawn specimens, groves of Oconee with other Pecans create lush groves and naturalized cooling shade that saves you money for cooling costs. You'll love the edible landscaping possibilities these lovely nut trees provide! Plant it as a welcome addition to a food forest or for all walks of wildlife!

This native tree has admirers in the natural world and provides habitat to many species of wildlife and Host Plants to multiple varieties of moth larvae. The spreading strong branches are ideal for use in windbreaks and shelterbelts!

  • High Yield & Excellent Quality Nuts
  • Begins Bearing at an Early Age
  • Papershell Pecan With Rich Buttery Uniquely Savory Flavor
  • Type I Pecan Needs Type II For Larger Yields
  • Wonderful Shade Tree & Wildlife Specimen
  • Great for the Home Enthusiast or Commercial Grower!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant Pecan Trees in a spot in full sun for best results. When you do your tree planting, plan to give a moderate amount of regular water during the first season and consistent moisture in a site with rich, well-drained soils. Provide trees with a thick layer of mulch over the root system to help during drought, and to keep the area under the canopy clear for easy nut harvest. These trees can be drought-tolerant once established and thrive in the heat and humidity of the southeastern US best. Prune if needed when dormant.

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

Make this a good year for you and enjoy healthful nut harvests and shade for generations! order Oconee Pecan Trees from Nature Hills today!

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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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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Oconee Pecan Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Carya illinoinensis 'Oconee'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 50 - 90 feet
Mature Spread 20 - 40 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Greenish
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly No
Fruiting Time Fall
Pruning Time When Dormant