Black Walnut


  • Produces nuts
  • Valuable timber tree
  • Shade tree
  • Walnut tolerant
  • Seedling height: 12″-18″

Height: 50ft-125ft
Spread: 30ft-70ft
Water Needs: Medium-Dry to Medium-Wet
Soil Needs: Sand, Loam, Clay-loam
Growth Rate: Fast

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Black Walnut
Description Black walnut (Juglans nigra) is a large, fragrant deciduous tree. It is highly prized for its lumber. Black walnut is known for its unique leaves, distinct fragence, and its nuts. Black walnuts, harvested in fall, are a wildlife favorite and can be used in dyes and baking. Black walnuts are more bitter than English walnuts. The tree attracts a lot of birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. It is an excellent tree for pastures. *Black walnut is rich in tannins which can kill plants around it unless they are resistant to black walnut.
Height 50 -125 ft.
Spread 30 -70 ft.
Growth rate Fast
Sun Full sun – part shade
Water use High
Soil Moist, rich soils
Bloom & Nut
Bloom time April – May
Bloom color Yellow, green, brown
Fruit type Nut
Edible/Inedible Edible
Nativeness Native
Benefits Ornamental, good for wildlife, erosion control, lumber
Climate Change Hardiness Medium adaptability (US Forest Service)

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