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Colby Pecan

Carya illinoinensis 'Colby'

'Colby' is the best of Forrest Keeling's seed-grown, native cultivar pecans for understock, especially in northern climates.

Provides food and cover for wildlife
Prefers moist soils
The best native cultivar pecan for understock
Productive and reliable

More About Carya illinoinensis 'Colby':

This thick-shelled pecan offers 44% kernel.

Gardening Suggestions for Colby Pecan:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability. Check on our cultivars such as 'Kansa', 'Major', 'Normal', 'Pawnee', 'Peruque' and 'Posey' for specific conservation and agricultural benefits. Good quality nuts are also found on our grafted varieties, including 'Colby', 'Kanza', 'Lakota', 'Normal', 'Peruque' and 'Posey'.

Key Characteristics:

Songbirds
Moist, Well-Drained
Height:
70-100 Feet
Spread:
40-75 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
5-9

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Upland Birds and Game
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure
Full Sun
Habit
Deciduous
Attributes
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage