Pecan Trees (Bare Root) - Creek (Type 1)

Scientific Name: Carya illinoinensis
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-9.


Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:


Mature Height:

75-100 ft

Mature Width:

40-70 ft


Full (6-8 hours)


40-60 ft

Chill Hours:


Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:

Mid October

Year to Bear:

5-7 years


Needed. Excellent compatibility with Amling, Cape Fear or Desirable

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Creek Pecan trees yield about 54 nuts per pound and have a moderate scab resistance. Creek nuts are long and narrow and elliptical in shape. The tree is a Type-1 pollinator and requires Type-Two pecan trees with which to pollinate.The tree grows to a mature height of 75 to 100 feet. It is hardy in Zones 6-9. USDA ZONES: Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
We are now offering $15 flat rate shipping for all orders!
At Plant Me Green we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care. We will be shipping bare root trees on Mondays only in order to reduce stress on the trees. Bare root trees must be dormant in order to be shipped. We will begin shipping directly after they are harvested. If everything goes according to schedule, bare root shipping will begin the last week in January, unless otherwise noted in your order. We do not hold orders unless requested by you, the buyer. Please take into consideration your transit times before placing an order, using FedEx Ground's delivery estimation chart below.

Due to the Agricultural Laws in place, we cannot ship to Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or US territories. We cannot ship trees internationally. If you have any questions concerning transit time for your order, please feel free to contact us at or toll free 855-817-5268.

What to Expect

Our bare root plants come with their roots packaged in wet paper wrapped in plastic. You can keep them in their packages for up to 7 days if you place them in a cool, shady, frost-free place like an unheated garage. Before you store the plants, open up their packages and make sure that the roots and packing material are moist. The packing material should feel like a wrung-out sponge. Check the moisture level of the packaging material every two days.

If you don't have an ideal place to store the plants in their packages or if you must wait for longer than 7 days to plant, then it is a good idea to heel your plants in.

How to Heel In Bare Root Trees

Ready to Plant

STEP 1: Take the trees out of the box and inspect the trees to make sure the main trunk did not snap and the roots are in good shape.

STEP 2: Our bare root plants come with their roots packaged in wet paper wrapped in plastic. Remove the plastic bag from around roots.

STEP 3: Soak the roots in a bucket/trough/bin etc. for 24 hours. It is important that the roots stay covered in water.

STEP 4: After a 24 hour soak, plant your trees in the ground. The hole should be double the width and as deep as the root system.

STEP 5: Spread out the dormant tree’s roots to encourage outward growth.

STEP 6: Keep the tree vertical in the planting hole (perpendicular to the ground) so that it grows straight.

STEP 7: Keep the graft union (the colored tape on the lower trunk) 2-3 inches above the ground.

STEP 8: Refill the hole with native soil (what was removed at digging time), and any other soil amendments.

STEP 9: Gently tamp out any air pockets from the soil once the planting hole is filled.

STEP 10: Thoroughly water your newly planted tree.

Pecan trees need water and sun in order to thrive. Be sure to plant in deep, moist, and well-drained soil. During the tree's first growing season, be sure to water regularly, about a gallon of water a day, (though you do not need to water every day in order to accomplish this). Prune pecan trees in the winter, making sure to prune lower hanging branches to encourage upward and lateral growth.
More Information: Bare Root Planting Guide
Bare Root Pecan Preorder Terms & Conditions
Thank you for preordering!
• Pecan bare root preorders will be accepted until harvest date of bare root trees (to be determined, but generally early January) or until maximum orders have been filled.
• Orders will ship approximately 2-3 weeks after harvest date UNLESS otherwise noted in your order. We do not hold orders unless requested by you the buyer.
• Payment in full is required to secure quantity and variety for your order. Payment will be processed immediately upon completing checkout.
• Preorders are shipped in the order that they were received after harvest date (to be determined, but generally early January).
• If, in the event the quantity or variety you preordered is not available, you will be notified and will have the opportunity to substitute a different variety or cancel your order before shipping.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Jo Jones
pecan trees

The pecan trees arrived and were beautiful. planted straight away. I will be doing business with you again.

Mark Dale
Good Trees

Order bear root pecans and was late to order in spring but price was fantastic. Trees arrived and look good. Planted in pots for planting this next winter. Have already ordered trees from Plantmegreen they are doing great. Will order more pecans this winter. Highly recommend!

Tommy Buras
Elliott, Creek & Amling

Received 17 Pecan trees of three different varieties to grow on the farm. They were packed all in one box and were some what moist. It took Fedex three days to get them here? We put them to soak ASAP over night and stared planting them the next day. It took two full days to plant all the trees. Its been two months now and all the trees are doing GREAT! This is the second of many orders we will make for our farm. They are great to do business with and very happy with everything!!

Shipping problems

When I got my 2nd set of trees they had been damaged in shipping.
Plant me green was more than happy to replace the damaged trees.
Great people to do business with!!!!
5 stars every time

Creek Pecan Trees

They came in looking great and are doing great now.

Below is the email sent to you at 9:07 a.m. Tuesday morning. Your email was received at 10:33 p.m. the previous evening. We responded in kind and would gladly fix the issue of the damaged trees caused by the carriers. Please check your spam mail so follow-up responses aren't missed. -Plant Me Green

From: Information at PMG []
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 9:07 AM
To: 'Brad Franks'
Subject: [Norton AntiSpam]RE: Trees I got today

Good Morning Brad,
We are so sorry to hear how mishandled your trees were during shipment. We wish we could say it won’t happen again, but it seems we cannot put enough instructions or warnings on the boxes for the carriers to heed. We know how heartbroken and disappointed you are about the broken tree. Please send us the pictures and we will be happy to ship you a replacement tree.
We hope to resolve this issue for you as quickly as possible.
Thank you,
Plant Me Green