Fastest Growing Pecan and Hickory Hybrid
Used as a Timber form for Pecan Wood called Bitter Pecan - Can Grow far North of its Native Habitat
Lecont Hican is a natural hybrid found in the southern part of the U.S. where pecan and water hickory overlap. Seedling trees produced from Lecont seed nuts are intermediate between these two species. This is by far the fastest growing hickory we have ever grown which can easily grow 3-4 ft. in one year. “Bitter Pecan” is the other common name of this plant and it was used for cabinetry and flooring but not its bitter tasting nuts. Height to 90 ft. Zone 5b hardiness. With –17˚F temperatures we have not had any winter damage.
Plant SpecsGenus & Species:
Carya illinoensis x aquaticaSeed Source: