Pawnee Pecan Tree | Type 1 Pollinator

Pawnee Pecan Tree | Type 1 Pollinator

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  • Harvest nuts

  • Shade tree

  • Attractive foliage

  • Type-1 pollinator

Regular price $29.99

  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
  • Ships in 2-3 business days
  • Buy direct from the grower
  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

The Pawnee Pecan tree is one of the most planted and beloved pecan trees in the US due to its yield potential for high-quality nut size and early season harvest dates.

This pecan tree variety is a cross between the Mohawk and Starking Hardy Giant varieties. It was produced in Texas in 1963 and has been popular in Western and Northern growing regions. Its early maturity makes it an optimum choice for shorter growing seasons.

Produces 56 nuts per lb with 54% kernel 2-3 weeks earlier than most other pecan varieties.

The pecans ripen around October and the excellent kernel color and quality of the large, thin-shelled nuts make them easy to crack and able to enjoy. Perfect for around the house or in a pie for the holiday season.

The Pawnee pecan tree has outstanding resistance to yellow aphids and is moderately scab resistant. This cultivar is also extremely heat-tolerant, making it a great southern tree.

Planting Pecan Trees

The Pawnee thrives planted in full sun to partial shade and can tolerate a variety of soil types though. Well-draining soil is best though for root development. This is a Type 1 pollinator and requires a Type 2 like Elliot Pecan, Stuart Pecan, or Sumner Pecan to produce nuts for pawnee pecan tree pollination.

The Pawnee pecan tree size can reach a height of up to 20-30 feet tall and 15-25 feet wide at full maturity. This makes it excellent for small spaces. The pawnee pecan tree growth rate is moderate to fast! It can grow up to 12-24 inches per year!

Grow across the United States in USDA plant hardiness zones 6-9. Water regularly the first year to establish a strong root system. Apply a slow release fertilizer at the top of the root ball annually for best results.

Shop our Pawnee Pecan tree for sale. It is a great nut tree to have in any landscape.

Check out our Pecan Grow Guide for more information on growing pecans and harvesting those large nuts!

Shipping information

Once your Pawnee 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.

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 Pawnee 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 Pawnee 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 'Pawnee'

Full Sun

Foliage Color

Mature Width
15-25 ft

Mature Height
20-30 ft

Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

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Rob P.

Once I saw the condition it arrived in, I changed plans and stuck it right in my front yard. Beautiful little tree. I truly recommend to anyone looking for a Pawnee Pecan that can't source it locally.


Great tree, Perfect Plants, you've made my day!

Linda M.

My little tree is doing great. Filling out nicely

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