Zinner Pecan Tree | Type 2 Pollinator

Zinner Pecan Tree | Type 2 Pollinator

Zinner Pecan Tree | Type 2 Pollinator

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  • Harvest nuts

  • 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 Zinner Pecan tree features an exceptionally nice-sized nut known for its aesthetic, golden brown color. Grows great in a pecan orchard or in your yard!

The Zinner is scab resistant and has proven to show good yield even while young. The Zinner’s pecan shell is thin and hardy and the tree will produce around 44 nuts per pound at 54% kernel. This is a Type-2 pollinator and requires a Type-1 pecan variety like Caddo Pecan or Cape Fear Pecan to produce pecans.

Pecan tree pollination is done by the wind and it is necessary to have several types of pecans in the area for the best cross pollination. Read more about this in our Comparison of Different Pecan Trees and Pollination in Nut Trees blogs. Carya illinoinensis pecan trees are fun and rewarding fruit trees to grow.

When a mature tree, the Zinner can reach up to 70 feet high and have a 50 foot wide branch span, so be sure to plant this pecan cultivar where it will have room to grow! Recommended for all pecan enthusiasts – beginners and expert!

Growing Zinner Pecan Trees

Zinner pecan grows best in many areas of the United States in USDA plant hardiness zones 6-9. This pecan tree grows best in full sun and moist, well drained soil.

The best time of year to plant a tree is in early spring so it has the whole growing season to establish the extensive root system. A slow release fertilizer applied annually well help with pecan tree growth and pecan nut production.

These are not bare root trees, they are rooted in soil in our nursery containers. To plant your pecan tree, dig a hole the size of the root ball, place the tree + root ball into the planting hole, and backfill with soil. A soil test might be necessary to test soil pH and nutrient levels. Water thoroughly with several gallons of water per week the first year of planting.

Prune pecan trees in late winter or early spring to maintain a central leader. Prune back diseased or dead branches. Check out our Basic Pruning for Trees and Shrubs blog for more information.

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Check out our Pecan Grow Guide and How to Harvest Pecans for more information on growing pecan trees!

Shipping information

Once your Zinner 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.

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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 Zinner 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 Zinner 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 'Zinner'

Full Sun

Foliage Color

Mature Width
30-50 ft

Mature Width
50-70 ft

Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

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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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