Lakota Pecan Tree

Growth Facts

Lakota Pecan

Carya illinoinensis 'Lakota'

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Fresh pecan pie will be wafting from your windows with the help of Lakota Pecan trees. Lakota is a workhorse and can produce high yields of pecan nuts that mature early, causing harvest time to come sooner, which means yummy pies baking with grandma's trusted recipes. The pecans that Lakota grow are of high-quality, so no knock-off nuts here! Skip the scarce harvest trees and start planting Lakota for a better-producing tree that will keep your pecan reserves full until the next harvest!

Growth Facts

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The Story

Release by the US Department of Agriculture in 2007, Lakota Pecan is here to rock your landscape! The mighty Pecan is an American tree that has nourished both humans and wildlife here for thousands of years. It’s found primarily in the country's midsection, where it follows the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. In these moist, fertile lands, it flourishes, growing more quickly than other Hickory Trees (Pecan is a type of Hickory). Thomas Jefferson was a fan of Pecans. He planted several at Monticello, and he convinced his friend, George Washington, to plant some at Mt. Vernon as well. Uncommon on the East Coast, Pecans were known as “Illinois Nuts” to Jefferson.

The Details

Lakota is an all-encompassing pecan tree that has lots to offer you when planted in your landscape. This strong pecan tree will show off its muscles when producing high yields of top-quality nuts that you can harvest and enjoy sooner rather than later. With an early nut maturity and high yields, you'll be able to enjoy your harvest for weeks to come.

Height: 70-100 ft
Width: 40-75 ft
Exposure: Full Sun
Foliage: Green
Zone: 5-9

How to Grow

Just as Lakota Pecan appreciates low, fertile plains in the wild, it favors deep, rich, moist soil in the home landscape, too. It will undoubtedly survive in drier sites, but it will grow more slowly there. Plant it in full sun and give it lots of room. Pecan Trees can get quite large, and they live a long time—200 to 300 years! This is a hardy tree, tolerating winter temperatures to -20ºF, though it produces its largest crops in the southern states, where the growing season is long and warm.

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