Juglans nigra (Black Walnut)
Habit: Black Walnut is a large overstory tree reaching heights of 50-75 feet tall. Walnut forms a large spreading crown high on the tree and grows a tall trunk devoid of lower branches. Known for its quality wood and unfortunately large trees are not often seen in the wild because they’ve been cut for a quick profit.
Color: Leaves turn yellow in autumn. Nuts will be covered by a green husk in fall- some can be as large as a tangerine and create a textural effect on the tree. Make sure to wear your hard hat if you’re walking underneath a Walnut grove in the fall!
Culture: Can be somewhat difficult to transplant due to taproot. We grow Walnut in tall containers to ensure the taproot has room to grow and expand into a more fibrous root system to make transplanting easier. Prefers well drained, moist soil and full sun. Will grow very quickly especially when young once in the ground.