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Oconee Pecan
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Most cold tolerant pecan!  

Pecan lovers rejoice! Oconee pecan will give you large crops of very tasty, fancy pecans all the way to zone 6 where most pecans would just shiver the nights away!

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.

The Oconee Pecan is an impressive tree that will give you bushels of delectable nuts starting as soon as its 5th year.

Oconee is a big tree, like most pecans are. It can grow to a whopping 100 feet tall so plant it where you mean it!

Since it starts producing very young you can expect many years of big harvests every October. It produces a lot of nuts – 48 nuts per pound on average. (40 – 50 is the accepted industry 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 ‘papershell’ nuts than from most other pecans.

Oconee was introduced in 1989 - a good year for music, hair, clothes and MTV as well as pecans! (Ok, that first part is debatable, but it was a really good year for pecans.)

Make this a good year for you – order  Oconee Pecan Trees from us today!

* High yield & excellent quality nuts
* Begins bearing at an early age
* Most cold hardy tree, up to zone 6 
* Great for the home enthusiast or commercial grower

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

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 .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Oconee Pecan Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Carya illinoinensis 'Oconee'
Foliage Deciduous
Mature Height 50 - 90 feet
Mature Spread 20 - 40 feet
Soil Type Rich, well drained soils
Moisture Water as needed to estabalish
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Greenish, inconspicuous
Foliage Color Green
Fruiting Time Fall