Pecans are great landscape trees! They provide, shade, beauty and shelter for wildlife and best of all - delicious healthy nuts! The Stuart Pecan Tree (Carya illinoensis 'Stuart') is an old-time favorite! This is a stand-out among Pecan varieties is one of the most popular Pecan Trees in the Southeastern US. A variety was started in Mississippi by J.R. Lassabe, but thank Colonel Stuart for making it popular.
The Stuart is a hardy, upright tree, strong and sturdy it doesn't need you to fuss over it. It requires less maintenance compared to its other Pecan family members, which leaves you more time to enjoy sitting under its shade with a good book while you wait for the delicious nuts to ripen. The lush foliage all summer is cooling and fills out the trees magnificent canopy until fall.
Its nuts are medium-sized but still bigger than you'd buy in the store! Stuart produces roughly 50-55 nuts per pound with a heavy shell. Stuart can take a bit longer to start producing nuts than other Pecans, but the wait is definitely worth it! Surprisingly cold-tolerant, growers in zone 5 and up can enjoy the fruits of their labor for years with a single tree!
Enjoy lush foliage and cooling shade over your home and garden beds that will reduce cooling and watering bills, as well as boost your home's value with a legacy tree for generations! Wildlife too will enjoy nesting and sheltering in these majestic large specimens!
Create your own grove or orchard with these magnificent trees and a couple of their pollinators to increase your bounty exponentially! Try mixing Stuart with the Hardy or Desirable Pecan and enjoy huge harvests for yourself, friends and family!
The Stuart Pecan tree will adapt to most soil types and does well in full sunlight or moderate shade when it's younger, however, it does best in full sun when it has established. Just give it a pollinator partner nearby for the largest harvest, good watering and plenty of room to grow, then sit back and enjoy the shade.
The Stuart Pecan tree is an old-fashioned fan favorite and you'll find out why when you order your own today at NatureHills.com!
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|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Carya illinoensis 'Stuart'|
|Mature Height||70 - 100 feet|
|Mature Spread||40 - 75 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Harvest Time||Late Season|
|Pruning Time||When Dormant|