Elliot Pecan Tree | Type 2 Pollinator

Elliot Pecan Tree | Type 2 Pollinator

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  • Harvest nuts

  • Disease resistant

  • Shade tree

  • Attractive foliage

  • Type-2 pollinator

Regular price $29.99

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

The Elliot pecan tree is known for its deliciously tasty sweet flavored pecans. Originating in Santa Rose County, Florida, this cultivar continues to grow in market acceptance thanks to its flavorful production.

The first Elliot pecan seedling was found in Milton, Florida by Henry Elliot, an American lumberman. He found the tree as a seedling in the lawn. If you were wondering if pecan trees can be grown from the nut.. the answer is yes and this guy proved it!

The Elliot pecan tree has proven again and again to be incredibly scab and disease resistant. This makes it a very low-maintenance tree once planted. This cultivar thrives in warmer weather and will begin maturation and high quality nut production in late October.

Its tear-dropped shaped nuts will shell to reveal light golden kernels at 72 nuts per pound and 51% kernel. The nut quality and nut size are impeccable!

This tree gets up to 100 feet tall at full maturity and has a 70 foot branch span. Produces its nuts from November to February when they are ready to harvest. The Elliott plant can be grown in most of the southeastern United States in USDA planting zones 6-9.

This pecan tree is a type-2 pollinator and requires a type-1 variety such as the Caddo, Desirable, Oconee, or Pawnee to cross pollinate and produce nuts. Read more about other Pecan varieties here.

Elliot Pecan Tree Care

The Elliot pecan tree is vigorous and strong and features deep taproots and sturdy root growth. The Elliot can be planted in full sun or partial shade. High scab resistance makes it a good choice for home orchard plantings.

Plant the pecan tree in deep, moist, and well-drained soil. It is partially drought tolerant, just be sure to water well during the first few years of planting to establish a strong root system. You may perform a soil test to make sure your mature trees are getting the proper nutrients and it has the correct soil pH.

Spraying of zinc sulfate is essential to some types of pecan trees during the growing season to help fight against zinc deficiency. The Elliot tree is one of the most disease-resistant pecan trees!

A 10-10-10 fertilizer at the tree trunk will help protect against pecan pests. Young pecan trees will benefit greatly from an annual application of fertilizer. Many gallons of water will be needed when growing pecan trees. You can read more about establishing a pecan orchard from the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension.

We’ll tell you more about planting pecans in our Pecan Planting Guide. It’s one of our favorite pecan cultivars and one of the most popular pecan varieties! Enjoy the delicious nuts!

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Shipping information

Once your Elliot Pecan Tree | Type 2 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.

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 and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!



The Elliot 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 Elliot 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 'Elliot'

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Foliage Color
Medium to dark green

Mature Width
70 ft

Mature Height
70-100 ft

Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

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Ely R.

Great pecan tree! Has grown 3 feet this year already. Looking forward to those pecans in a few years!


this pecan was amazing, I can't wait to haarvest

Mrs. Penn

I bought two trees. After about three weeks in the ground, one of the trees snapped above the graft point. Looking back, I realized I could've done a better job staking the tree. I contacted PerfectPlantsNursery and offered to pay shipping if they would replace the tree. They were happy to oblige. I received the replacement tree yesterday. It will go in the ground this weekend. Great customer service! Thanks PPN!

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