Creek Pecan Tree | Type 1 Pollinator

Creek Pecan Tree | Type 1 Pollinator

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  • Harvest nuts

  • Shade tree

  • Attractive foliage

  • Type-1 pollinator

Regular price $29.99

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  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

The Creek pecan is incredibly productive and will have you keeping more delicious pecans than you’ll know what to do with in no time!

This handsome papershell pecan tree variety is one of the most disease-resistant varieties to date and has exceptional scab resistance. This pecan cultivar will begin producing after as few as five years, making it an extremely fast yielding pecan tree.

The key to successful use of this variety is managing the crop load in the early spring growing season.  Due to its precocity, the Creek will more than likely have to be pruned after the first years of production to ensure the nut quality remains high.

The Creek’s nut size is slightly more long and narrow than average, with around 54 nuts per pound and 48% kernel. Early ripening harvest date for the pecans is in early October to mid October. These carya illinoinensis pecan fruit trees produce more and more pecans each year after planting.

This is a paper shell pecan tree meaning its nuts are easy to crack and perfect for making pecan pie or eating fresh! The mature pecan nuts have a thin shell and are of extremely high quality.

Creek Pecan Tree Planting

This nut tree is a Type I pollinator and requires a Type II to produce nuts. Good choices for this would be Elliot, Kanza, or Kiowa. As a mature tree, it can grow up to 70-100 feet tall and has a 50 foot wide branch spread. It is extremely fast growing!

The Creek pecan variety thrives best in full sun and in well-drained soil types. The Creek Pecan’s medium to dark green foliage is exceptionally attractive and will add a homey feel to any landscape. Grow this pecan variety across the United States in USDA plant hardiness zones 6-9. The pecan tree hardiness zone makes it perfect for southern orchards!

Buying pecan trees is a wonderful decision for backyard growers and orchard enthusiasts. They are excellent shade trees as well in any planting site. 

Pecans need thorough watering the first few years of planting to establish a large root system. You may want to set up a watering schedule or buy something like a Tree Gator.

Looking for a  papershell pecan for sale? Shop the Creek Pecan tree for sale.

Check out the pecan grow guide and for information on where to planting pecans, growing mature trees, and harvesting those delicious nuts!

Shipping information

Once your Creek 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 Creek 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 Creek 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 'Creek'

Full Sun

Foliage Color
Medium to dark green

Mature Width
50 ft

Mature Height
70-100 ft

Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

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