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Juglans cinerea

More About Juglans cinerea

  • Tall, oval to rounded, growth habit
  • Large, pinnate, compound leaves emerge in late spring and drop early fall
  • Foliage colour is dark green in the summer, becoming dull yellow in early fall
  • Nuts, encased in yellow-green husks, mature in autumn
  • Bloom Time: May to June

Interesting Notes:

Butternut is similar in appearance to black walnut (Juglans nigra), however, it is generally smaller, its bark is smoother, it has fewer leaflets per leaf and its nuts are more oval than round.  Native Americans used the nuts for food and boiled the tree sap for syrup.

Zone:

3

Height:

12-18 m

Spread:

12-18 m

Colour:

Yellow

Butternut Growing and Maintenance Tips

A great tree for larger landscapes and natural areas. Placement should be considered as the litter from the nuts can be very messy. Juglans produce the chemical juglone, and many plants are highly sensitive to this chemical. Look for plants with a tolerance to the toxicity near or under juglans. A great tree for attracting squirrels.

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Juglans cinerea Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Fast
Fast
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Oval

Foliage Color

Yellow
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Juglans cinerea

Juglans nigra

Juglans nigra

Black Walnut

Juglans regia

Juglans regia

English Walnut