Stuart Pecan Tree

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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 tree's 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! Stuart is a Type II Pecan and needs a Type I Pecan for maximum pollination.

Planting and Application:

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!

  • Old-Time Favorite Pecan
  • Fantastic Shade Tree
  • Loads of Good-Sized Pecans
  • Heavy Shell For Storage
  • Long-Lived Legacy & Wildlife Tree

#ProPlantTips for Care:

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.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture To Establish
  • Mulch Well, Prune When Dormant
  • Scab Resistant
  • Cold Hardy

The Stuart Pecan tree is an old-fashioned fan favorite and you'll find out why when you order your own today at!

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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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.

From To S&H
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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Stuart Pecan Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Carya illinoensis 'Stuart'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 70 - 100 feet
Mature Spread 40 - 75 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Average
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Green
Foliage Green
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time When Dormant