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  • Black Walnut Tree for Sale

    Black Walnut Tree for Sale

    Black Walnut Tree for Sale

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Black Walnut Tree

Juglans nigra


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Black Walnut Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Black Walnut Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 4-9
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

70-150 ft.

Mature Width:



Full Sun

Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:

September - October

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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Black Walnut Tree Pollination

Black Walnut Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Black Walnut Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Customer Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
7 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Wait and See
Arrived in good condition and planted according to instructions using items recommended at purchase. Looked great for 2 weeks and then lost all leaves. Contacted Customer Service and they were very helpful. Did test and they still
alive and probably just dormant til Spring.
Made note on account and to contact them in late March.
October 18, 2018
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
5 Stars I Think
I’m giving it 5 stars but I really have no clue yet. The roots look great. The instructions stated the branches were removed to promote root growth. Until I see branches grow I’ll know for sure it is doing well.
May 13, 2018
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
Nice! awesome tree !!
It's beautiful and is growing nice where I put it in my yard.

August 5, 2017
1 year ago
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1st one was dead They sent replacent Worse than the 1st
I was sent a dead tree from the start If you scraped the bark No green The y replaced it .
The replacement they sent was not even a bare root tree. It was thrown in a pot with no roots just so they could say it was potted Completely dead no green under the bark . This time of year all trees at least have buds . Nothing but a dead tree
June 1, 2017
1 year ago
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So far no signs of life.
I don't know if they are alive or not. Been in the ground for quite some time and no leaves are coming out. Ordered a third one and it arrived same way no leaves. In ground and watered properly and nothing yet. Hoping warm temperature will stir some life into these trees
May 20, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
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
over 3 years ago
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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 17, 2014
cadiz, KY
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Planting & Care

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

Black Walnut Tree Planting Diretions

The Black Walnut tree (Juglans nigra) or “American Walnut” is a moderately growing, cold tolerant nut producing tree that is not only sought for it’s bountiful walnut harvest but also the dark, beautiful brown wood. They are commonly planted in USDA growing zones 4-9 which means they can not only take the cold but a good amount of heat as well. The Black Walnut tree will mature to a gargantuan height of 70-150 feet tall and as much as 30-40 feet wide so make sure there are no obstructions for the tree to grow such as power lines. This full sun loving, moderate grower produces an abundant harvest in the fall around September to October, simply shake the branches and be ready for a showering of delicious walnuts!

Seasonal Information: Generally it is best to plant your tree in the early fall, at least six weeks before the first frost in order to give the roots enough time to become established before winter sets in, or in the early spring six weeks after the final frost. However, you can plant your tree at any time of the year as long as your ground isn’t frozen. If you plant during the summer simply make sure that your trees get enough water to balance the heat.

Location: When deciding where to plant your walnut trees remember that they will perform best in full sunlight. Although, they can tolerate partial shade as long as they have at least six hours of direct sunlight a day. Avoid planting these nutty trees in an area of your yard that’s prone to flooding, or that collects standing water. Also, account for your tree’s massive size. Give it enough space from structures so it can reach its mature width, and don’t plant them under power lines.

Planting directions:
1) Once you have picked the perfect planting location dig a hole that’s just as deep as the root ball on your tree and three times as wide.
2) Take a pitch fork or shovel and scrape it along the sides of the hole to loosen the soil. Check for any debris like rocks, grass, or dirt clumps and remove them from the hole.
3) Next place your tree in the hole and make sure that it’s level with the surrounding ground and standing straight upwards at a 90 degree angle.
4) Slowly back fill the hole and gently tamp the soil down.
5) Once you’ve completed the planting process give your tree a long drink of water and mulch the area to conserve soil moisture.

Watering: We often find that plants are harmed more by over watering than under watering. Keep this in mind when it comes to watering your walnut tree. Allow the soil to dry out two inches below the surface before watering your trees. When it’s time to give your trees more water hold a hose to their bases and count to 30 seconds in order to give them a slow, deep watering.

Fertilization: In order to give your walnut trees a boost give them some well balanced fertilizer like formula 10-10-10 twice a year. Once in the early spring and again in the early fall. If your soil is lacking in nutrients you can fertilize up to once a month during the growing season. Always remember to wait until your tree has experienced one year of growth before fertilizing.

Weed Control: Prevent weeds from growing under the canopy by spreading 3 to 4 inch thick layer of mulch around the base. The mulch won’t allow weeds to grow, and it will also help your soil retain moisture. If you spot some weeds that need removing you can remove them by taking a firm grasp on them and pulling them upwards out of the ground in a twisting motion.

Pollination: Most Walnut varieties are self-fertile. They have both male and female flowers on a single tree. The female flowers open and wait for pollen to be spread from the male flowers, relying on natural pollinators like the wind and bees to make sure the pollen is spread from point A to point B. This being said pollination often has better chances if you have two or more trees for pollen to spread from.

Pruning: During the early spring is the best time of year to prune your walnut trees. You will want to prune any broken, damaged, or diseased branches. Also, remove any crisscrossing or rubbing branches. Make sure that your tree has sunlight and air flow through the canopy, this will allow the air and sunlight to knock out molds and fungi.

Be sure to look at your tree and plan where to make your cuts. Just like with a haircut, you can always remove more hair later, but if you cut too much it may take a while to grow back. Use a sharp and sterile pair of hand pruners or loppers and make your cuts at 45 degree angles facing upwards in order to promote new growth.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I like the wood
Michael E on Oct 26, 2018
A tree that a lot of home owners ignore. This is a beautiful branching tree. The walnuts are delicious and they even have medicinal properties. Yes the tree competes with other plants and trees so plant accordingly. Timber wise (no intention of cutting them down) these hold the most value. Very sought after wood for fine furniture.
Feces on Jun 7, 2017
I like the wood
Michael E on Oct 26, 2018
ordered for wildlife
joseph p on Jan 8, 2018
A tree that a lot of home owners ignore. This is a beautiful branching tree. The walnuts are delicious and they even have medicinal properties. Yes the tree competes with other plants and trees so plant accordingly. Timber wise (no intention of cutting them down) these hold the most value. Very sought after wood for fine furniture.
Feces on Jun 7, 2017
i like to eat walnut
gerardo r on May 16, 2017
Needed for the English to fertilize
Brian K on Apr 18, 2017
a remembrance tree for my son.
Ann L on Apr 16, 2017
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
ordered for wildlife
joseph p on Jan 8, 2018
i like to eat walnut
gerardo r on May 16, 2017
How long before the black walnut tree produces nuts?
Demetra V on Oct 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: to 7 years
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.
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.
I have hydrangias planted underneath a walnut but now they do not flower will the walnut cause this?
Samantha F on Aug 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: yes, go ask a licensed horticulturalist at any reputable nursery which plants you can safely plant under/next to a black walnut since they poison the ground to keep competing plant life from taking hold also ask about how one must prune their hydrangias to get large blooms, they will more than glad to help out their customers.
Will the nuts grow into trees if left underneath?
Janice C on Aug 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes if left undisturbed. You may find small critters may eat most of the nuts.
Will this kill or conflict with the growth of Thuja Green Giant trees/bush?
Feces on May 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They are juglone tolerant, so you can plant near black walnut trees.

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