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Growing Zones: 4-9

Growing Zones 4-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-9
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Mature Height:

70-150 ft.

Mature Width:



Full Sun

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Botanical Name:

Juglans nigra

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Classic Walnut Tree

Whether for Taste or Timber, Black Walnut Trees have it all

Can't decide between a tree known for its fine wood and a fruit bearing tree with a healthy harvest?

The Black Walnut will give you all that and more. A wide-branched tree reaching heights between 70 and 150 feet, the Black Walnut does well in open fields, on sloped land and a diversity of planting sites so long as the soil is well drained and nutrient dense.

The beautiful dark brown color of its bark makes black walnut wood the most sought after wood in the world. The tree's nickname, 'American Walnut' is no fluke. Our forefathers adorned their homes, crafted barns and built fences with wood made from the black walnut. The leaflets, as large as some trees leaves, are dwarfed by the leaves themselves, which can grow up to a mammoth two feet long. And let's not forget the nut.

The thick, black husk that gives the tree its name serves as ample protection for a round, savory fruit packed with flavor. The tree yields a nut so rich and delicious, it can be enjoyed right out of the shell, baked in deserts or crushed and topped on your favorite ice cream. With an abundant autumn harvest, a single tree can produce hundreds of nuts in just one season.

How to Keep your Black Walnut Healthy

The main thing to remember when caring for your Black Walnut tree is to keep weeds and grasses under control in the planting area because they will limit walnut growth. For quality wood production and to maximize walnut yields, use corrective and clear stem pruning methods. Fertilizer containing trace amounts of zinc aids in fruit growth and can be applied every other year. To help ensure branch health, don't pick nuts directly from the tree. Simply shake the branches up and down and enjoy a healthy shower of delicious nuts for many years to come.

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this is one of the most common trees in kentucky.
this tree will grow to 80 to 100 feet tall. rarely to 120 feet tall.
It turns bright to butter yellow in fall. It has black bark and wood. I like this tree.
December 16, 2014
cadiz, KY
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Holding its own so far
It's been an abnormally dry July-Sept. I've had to water the tree to help it survive, which it is doing. Leaves are staying green, but no new ones. With cooler weather coming it has a chance.
The jury's out at this time.
September 24, 2015
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Black Walnut

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Black Walnut.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Black Walnut gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Black Walnut again after the transplant is complete.

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Favorite nut tree
Richard H on Apr 20, 2016
underappreciated and somewhat maligned native landscape tree. no one in urban areas is growing these for wood. they are growing them for wildlife
Rachel D on Apr 4, 2016
Favorite nut tree
Richard H on Apr 20, 2016
david m on Apr 17, 2016
underappreciated and somewhat maligned native landscape tree. no one in urban areas is growing these for wood. they are growing them for wildlife
Rachel D on Apr 4, 2016
love them walnuts
Hugo B on Feb 22, 2016
We can't find any black walnuts in the stores so i decided to buy a tree for my husband since he loves black walnuts
JEANA B on Nov 5, 2015
david m on Apr 17, 2016
love them walnuts
Hugo B on Feb 22, 2016
How long before the black walnut tree produces nuts?
Demetra V on Oct 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: to 7 years
Does it need a pollinator?
Joyce T on Nov 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Black Walnut Trees have both the male and female flowers on the same tree. They can, but may not self pollinate. Male and female flowers open at different times.
can it adapt to desert cold and hot places the black walnut. ?
alicia c on Jan 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 4-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
is it fast growing and how many feet per year?
Joe L on Oct 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These trees typically grow 3-4 ft per year.
Can a Black Walnut tree kill an apple tree if it is planted too close to the apple tree?
Kevin H on Aug 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Majority of the time a Black Walnut will kill almost anything grown next to it.

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