Walnut, Black

Size: 2-3'


This tree grows moderately fast at 13-24" per year, reaching a height of 50-75 ft. It is known for both its edible nuts, which are contained within a green, fleshy husk and a hard inner shell, and its beautiful wood which is popular among woodworkers. The tree begins to produce nuts in 12-15 years. This tree is also known for its production of toxins that tend to prohibit the growth of trees and other plants that are nearby, so it should not be planted too close to other desired plant species. It grows well in a wide variety of soil types. 


In addition to its edible nuts used for human consumption, the black walnut is great for wildlife as its nuts are readily eaten by woodpeckers, foxes, and squirrels, among other species.

The tree is self-fertile but better production can be achieved when multiple trees are planted near to one another.


Full Sun - Minimum 6 hrs./day of sunlight

Walnut, Black

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