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Bolivar Naturally



Carya illinoinensis

Family: (Juglandaceae) Walnut

Habitat: Coastal Plains

Height: 70-100 ft.

Bloom Period: March - May

Description: Pecans demand moist soil and adequate sun.

The Wildlife Connection: Nuts are a valuable food source for many species. Larval host for the gray hairstreak butterfly. Leaves attract many insects which are in turn eaten by birds. Avoid spraying.

Propagation Tips: Pecans are difficult to transplant because of their very long taproot.

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