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Wichita Pecan Tree (Carya illinoinensis)


Wichita Pecan Tree

Carya illinoinensis

  • The Texas state tree
  • Grows at a medium rate
  • Spreading canopy that produces dense shade
  • Mature trees can produce pecan nuts

The Pecan Tree is a Texas favorite, in fact, it’s the state tree of Texas. It’s easy to see why this is such a beloved tree. Plant one of these beauties into your landscape and watch it grow into a majestic tree with a huge canopy of shade to cool you off from the hot Texas sun. It’s not just its generous shade capability that makes it such a well-loved tree. Once mature, Pecan Trees produce a bountiful crop of pecan nuts! This a wonderful giving tree you’ll want to plant for the beauty it adds to any landscape as well as the shade and plentiful crop it can provide!

Carya illinoinensis is native to Mexico and the southcentral and southeastern regions of the United States and these pecan trees thrive in areas where the days are long and warm during the growing season, so it absolutely loves the Houston climate. They grow well in part shade/sun as well as full sun exposures. They have a high drought tolerance once established and are well-suited to large landscapes as well as urban landscapes. Small wildlife is attracted to Pecan trees. This is a tree that will be enjoyed by both people and small wildlife for many generations, whether you like to bake a pecan pie or need a place to cool off while you bask underneath its spreading canopy.

This hardy pecan tree grows at a medium rate and can grow to be a large sized tree. Be sure to come to Moon Valley Nurseries if you’re looking for a mature, bigger specimen. As the largest box tree grower in the United States, we sell these wonderful trees in a variety of sizes, ready to thrive and bring beauty into your landscape. Our trees our grown from our own premium quality specimens, and we’ve been doing it this way for years, so we are able to ensure that these are the best quality trees anywhere!

We do the work for you! Our professional planting and delivery service will get any sized order planted into your landscape and treated with specialized fertilizers that get your plants growing just right.


Moderate grower used for shade or screening

Large Shade Canopy