Carya &
Carya &
Carya &

Desirable Pecan

Carya 'Desirable'

Regular price$85.49
  • We currently have 0 in stock.
  • Inventory on the way
  • Guaranteed locally grown
  • Delivery ONLY to Metro Atlanta & Athens within 5-7 business days
  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Switchyard in Chamblee
           (Mon & Fri 3pm-6pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)
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Planning to install this tree yourself? We recommend a size 15 Gallon or smaller for do it yourself installations. These small sizes do not require any offloading equipment!
Trees that are sized by height or caliper are delivered with a large root ball wrapped in burlap. They require heavy equipment to install. We recommend working with a contractor for installation! They can also provide the equipment necessary for offloading the tree upon delivery. We will coordinate delivery with you so that your contractor has equipment ready upon your trees arrival! OR check the box below for ServeScape to provide offloading equipment for an additional fee.

Desirable Pecan is a small deciduous tree  known for its consistent quality of high quality crop and large papershell nuts.  The compound green leaves turn yellow-brown in fall.  Desirable matures very early, producing a good yield of nuts at a 5 years that ripens in October.  Grows best in full sun and rich, moist well-drained soils.  It should be noted that Desirable is very susceptible to scab. 




South Central N. America


20’ - 30’ 


15’ - 20’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

7 - 9


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MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance.  Difficult to transplant due to taproot.  Large trees can produce considerable litter with twigs, leaves, and nuts.   No serious disease or pests.  Hickory bark beetle, pecan weevil, borers and twig girdler can be problems in some areas. White heart rot, anthracnose, leaf blotch, powdery mildew, leaf spot, cankers, catkin blight, crown gall and scab are occasional diseases.

LANDSCAPE USES: Specimen planting or mass plantings, Woodland GardenNaturalized AreasNative Garden, and Shade Tree.

COMPANION PLANTS: Yellow BirchOakleaf HydrangeaBottlebrush Buckeye

IMAGES: James St. JohnCarya illinoinensis (pecan tree) 1 (24790682337)CC BY 2.0, (2) Forest & Kim StarrStarr-110209-0550-Carya illinoinensis-habit fall colors-MISC Piiholo-Maui (25073949365)CC BY 3.0 US, (3) Geo Lightspeed7Pecan hulls burst open revealing fruitCC BY-SA 4.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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