- Produces sweet nuts
- Forms nut clusters of 2 to 6
- Distinctive rigid and wrinkly bark
- Self-fertile; plant two trees for best results
- Native eastern United States species
- Grows 40' to 60', 35' to 50' spread
- 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 3 - 7
The Butternut (White Walnut) can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Butternut (White Walnut) falls into the following type(s): Nut Trees
40' - 60' High
The Butternut (White Walnut) grows to be 40' - 60' feet in height.
35' - 50' Spread
The Butternut (White Walnut) has a spread of about 35' - 50' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a slow growth rate. [More about this.]
This Butternut (White Walnut) does well in full sun.
The Butternut (White Walnut) grows in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained, wet, wide range, clay soils.
This Butternut (White Walnut) has rounded shape.
The butternut or white walnut is one of the hardiest nut trees, A North American native, the nut has a rich, buttery flavor used in baking, confections, and eating fresh. The attractive, light golden wood is used for paneling and furniture. Trees grown from seed will begin to produce nuts in about 10 years.
Nuts are valuable as food for deer, squirrels, and birds.
Pinnately compound, alternate, 11-19 stalkless leaflets, dull, fine hairy, dark green surface
Late May to early June.
A tapered. oblong, 1 1/2"-2 1/2" fruit covered with sticky hairs encloses a brown, corrugated, thick, 1"-1 1/2" shell that terminates in a point. The oval kernel is tender with sweet, oily, buttery flavor. Nut production occurs in 7-10 years. Harvested in late October.
The Butternut or White Walnut produces drooping clusters of nuts. The sweet tasting nuts are commonly used in baking but have other uses as well, including candle-making. Butternuts produce a good crop every 2 to 3 years and have a distinctive ridged and wrinkled bark. Prefers moist soils. Grows to 40' to 60', 35'-50' spread. (Self-fertile, but require wind for pollination; plant more than one tree to ensure crop or better crop).(Zones 3-7)
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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.