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Q.Which Pecan Tree Variety Grows The Biggest Or Provides The Best Shade?

Zone 79764 | Titelmadchen added on October 14, 2020 | Answered

I love the look and size of mature pecan trees and I would like to plant one in my empty back yard. I don’t care about the nuts, etc. I care more about which pecan tree species is the biggest or has the best canopy at maturity. I love how my neighbors pecan tree is so big and has so much thick foliage. Which pecan tree species is the best for shade? Elliot? Pawnee?

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Answered on October 15, 2020

They are all, very, similar in size. As long as you don't purchase a dwarf cultivar. The best way to ensure a large and full tree is proper care!

It will be best to choose one, locally, from a nursery that has a good reputation. Local trees will tend to become less invasive and grow best for your area.

Here is an article that will help you to give the tree of your choice the proper care:


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