More About Juglans nigra
- 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 yellow in early fall
- Male and female flowers appear before the leaves
- Nut are encased in yellow-green husks, maturing in autumn
- Bloom Time: Spring
Native to Ontario and parts of North America.
Native Americans used the nuts for food and boiled the tree sap for syrup. They also reportedly threw the husks into ponds to poison fish, making them easier to catch.
Black Walnut 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.
Juglans nigra Characteristics
Moist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average
Foliage ColorGreen (dark)