- Prized for its nuts and attractive hardwood
- Fragrant leaves
- Grows 50' to 75' tall, 50' to 75' spread
- Harvest in early autumn
- Self-fertile, plant two trees to ensure best crop
- Zones 4 to 9
- Can't ship to: AR, AK, AZ, CA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV
Zones 4 - 9
The Black Walnut can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Black Walnut falls into the following type(s): Nut Trees
50' - 75' High
The Black Walnut grows to be 50' - 75' feet in height.
50' - 75' Spread
The Black Walnut has a spread of about 50' - 75' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. [More about this.]
This walnut does well in full sun.
The Black Walnut grows in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well drained, wet, wide range, clay soils.
This walnut has rounded shape.
The practical and the aethetic combine in black walnut to make this species one of the most treasured trees in American history. The valuable dark brown wood is strong with a handsome grain that polishes easily and gleams forever. The rich, flavored nuts are enjoyed fresh and retain their flavor and texture during cooking. Black walnuts have nearly twice the protein of English walnuts.
The nuts are eaten by woodpeckers, foxes, and squirrels.
This native tree has been called our best friend in times of war and peace. Native Americans and early settlers used it for food, dyes, ink, medicine, fence posts, gun stocks, and furniture. Today black walnut wood is highly prized for paneling and furniture and the nuts for food.
Pinnately compound, alternate, 12"-24" leaves each consisting of 15-23, 2"-5" dark green leaflets. The leaflets are finely toothed.
The fruit consists of three layers: the round 1 1/2"-2" green fleshy husk borne singly or in clusters of 2-3, a black, hard, thick corrugated, 1-1 1/2" shell, a kernel with a rich, oily flavor. Walnut trees produce nuts in 8-10 years. They are harvested in early autumn.
Prized for its nuts and attractive hardwood. Prized for its protein-rich nuts and attractive hardwood, Black Walnuts are graced with dark green, fragrant leaves. They prefer deep, rich, well-drained soil and may grow more slowly in drier soils. Grows to 50' to 75', 60' spread. (Self-fertile, but require wind for pollination; plant more than one tree to ensure crop or better crop). (Zones 4-9)
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.