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Wichita Pecan

Wichita Pecan

Regular price $289.00 USD
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Plant Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 50-70 feet
Spread: 30-75 feet
Flower Color: green
Sun Exposure: Full Sun

The Wichita Pecan, scientifically known as Carya illinoinensis 'Wichita', is an excellent choice for landscapes in Arizona, particularly for those who value both ornamental beauty and practical yield. This variety of pecan tree is prized for its abundant nut production and its adaptability to a range of climates, including the warmer regions of Arizona.

One of the standout features of the Wichita Pecan is its ability to produce a large crop of high-quality pecans. The nuts are known for their excellent flavor and large size, making them desirable for both culinary use and as a valuable crop for home gardens or commercial orchards. The Wichita Pecan typically begins producing nuts within a few years of planting and reaches peak production as it matures.

In addition to its nut production, the Wichita Pecan tree is also valued for its aesthetic appeal. It has a stately, spreading canopy that provides ample shade, a much-needed feature in the sunny, hot Arizona climate. The leaves are pinnate, with multiple leaflets creating a lush, green appearance throughout the growing season.

The Wichita Pecan is a deciduous tree, meaning it will shed its leaves in the fall. This seasonal change adds visual interest to the landscape, with the foliage turning to shades of yellow before dropping. The bare branches in winter have their own stark beauty and allow sunlight to penetrate, warming the ground beneath.

This tree variety is relatively drought-tolerant once established but will benefit from regular watering, especially during the hot summer months in Arizona. Adequate watering is particularly important during the nut development stage to ensure a good crop.

The Wichita Pecan can grow to a considerable size, often reaching 75 to 100 feet in height. This size makes it suitable for larger landscapes where it has space to grow and thrive. It's important to consider the tree's mature size and root system when choosing a planting location, ensuring it's placed away from structures, underground utilities, and other trees.

In summary, the Wichita Pecan is a fantastic choice for Arizona landscapes, offering both practical nut production and ornamental value. Its shade-providing canopy, attractive foliage, and the added benefit of delicious pecans make it a rewarding addition to larger home gardens, orchards, or rural landscapes.

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