Pecan Trees (Bare Root) - Amling (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 Cherryle, Elliot, Kanza, Lakota, Stuart, Zinner

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Amling is a low-maintenance and fast-growing hybrid pecan variety. This pecan exhibits excellent scab resistance and possesses good kernel quality. It yields about 59 nuts per pound with 54% kernel. The tree grows to a mature height of 75 to 100 feet. Amling boasts an early harvest season from late September to late October. The tree will also provide ample shade for your yard. Amling is a Type 1 pollinator. USDA ZONES: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.
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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 11 reviews
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!!

Nicholas Breaux
Not terribly impressed

I wanted trees but only the bare root was available, so I gave it a try. Big mistake. We had just experienced a week of solid rain so I could not plant them directly in the ground. I attempted to place in buckets until the ground dried a little but was unsuccessful due to the size of the bare roots. They would not even fit in ten gallon pots due to their length and as a result none of my bare root saplings survived to be transplanted into the ground. Stick with their trees. They are great.

MK Garrett
Ordered 4 trees bare root 3-4 ft.

Order was delivered fast. Trees appear very healthy with excellent root systems. They were all at the very minimum of the height description. If taller, prior to my pruning, I would have rated them 5 stars.

Eric Brown

I ordered a couple of these bareroot Amling pecans about three years ago. The man I talked to on the phone was super helpful and knowledgeable and generous with his knowledge. The trees arrived in great shape and have done better than trees I paid twice the price for elsewhere. I couldn't be happier with my experience with Plantmegreen. Whether Amling will prove to be a good variety for my location remains to be seen. Bill Reid, the former extension pecan specialist with the awesome blog on northern pecans (continuing in retirement), suggested that my growing season on the western edge of the NC Piedmont might not be long enough to mature a crop of Amlings, but it seems otherwise like such a good variety for a no-spray yard tree that I wanted to try it anyway. I'd love to hear reports from anyone that has cropped this variety in more northerly areas like mine.

Randy Buxton

Great service,. very nice people. They kept me informed about my order and followed up after it arrived in great condition. Very good trees.