Pecan Tree Leaf Facts
The largest members of the hickory (Carya spp.) family, pecan trees (Carya illinoinensis) grow wild in forest groves from the Atlantic seaboard south to the Gulf Coast and west to the Kansas prairie. They’re also commercially cultivated in the parts of USDA hardiness zones 6 though 9 with long, warm growing seasons. Whether wild or cultivated, they share the same large, distinctive leaf.