Cape Fear Pecan Tree | Type 1 Pollinator

Cape Fear Pecan Tree | Type 1 Pollinator

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  • Shade tree

  • Harvest nuts

  • Attractive foliage

  • Type-1 pollinator

Regular price $29.99

  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
  • Ships in 1-2 business days
  • Buy direct from the grower
  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

If you want a lot of nuts fast—Cape Fear Pecan Tree is your tree!

The Cape Fear pecan variety is a native to North Carolina. It will begin producing nuts in a few years as a young tree, and will continue to produce consistently every crop year.

The Cape Fear Pecan is a strong cultivar, featuring rigorous and upright growth with an open habitat. It will produce well-filled nuts on average 58 nuts per pound with 55% kernel.

This particular cultivar is known for its exceptional quality and excellent pecan disease resistance to things like pecan scab. The Pecan Tree’s graceful and shapely appearance lends an elegant feel to any landscape and offers a beautiful shady area that is perfect for sitting under on a hot summer day.

Cape Fear Pecan Pollination

Cape Fear Pecan Tree is a type-1 Pollinator and requires a type-2 to pollinate. The tree produces best with other pollinating varieties like Elliot Pecan, Mandan Pecan, Kanza Pecan, and Sumner Pecan cultivars. Cape Fear will typically ripen in the late October growing season like the other pecan varieties.

As this variety matures, pruning may be required to ensure nut quality remains high quality due to overproduction. The pollen sheds from late April to early May to begin nut production. This tree is known to help cross pollinate all the other pecan trees in your area.

This pecan tree variety can grow up to 60-80 feet tall with a 30-40 feet wide branch spread. Grow across the southern United States in full sun in USDA growing zones 6-9.

This fruit tree does not ship bare root for the health of the trees. Plant the tree as soon as it arrives with a thorough watering.

Shop the Cape Fear Pecan Tree for sale. It is long lived tree that is well loved for its scab resistance.

Check out our pecan grow guide and How to Harvest Pecans for information on planting and growing pecans. They require a lot of water the first few years of planting to establish a strong root system.

Shipping information

Once your Cape Fear Pecan Tree | Type 1 Pollinator order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

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Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.



The Cape Fear Pecan needs a location is full sun where it will have great clearance for it’s large mature size to remain in full sun and with good airflow. Soil should be well drained and not soggy, but regular watering is essential for the life and productivity of any Pecan Tree, and especially important for a newly planted tree.

Pecans have a very deep root system and in order to be sufficiently hydrated, water should be given slowly and plentifully to achieve moisture at the necessary depth. Pests can be a concern for any Pecan variety so a pesticide, especially one that targets Aphids, should be kept on hand to apply when needed.


Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Cape Fear Pecan Tree, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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Botanical Name
Carya illinoinensis 'Cape Fear'

Full Sun

Foliage Color

Mature Width
30-40 ft

Mature Height
60-80 ft

Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

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Please to be able to grow our own pecans! What a beautiful tree we received! Thank you!

Stephen H.

The trees came sooner than expected, and were alive. So far so good. I have not had to water them because of the rain we have been getting. They are growing and appear to be healthy.

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