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The Butternut can be expected to grow
in the zones listed. More information can be found on the arborday.org
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The Butternut falls into the following type(s): Nut Tree
The Butternut grows to be 40' to 60' feet in height.
The Butternut has a spread of about 35' to 50' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a Slow growth rate.
The Butternut does well in Full exposure(s).
The Butternut grows in Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Silty Loam, Well Drained, Wet, Wide Range soils.
The Butternut has a(n) 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)
Each tree is guaranteed to grow, or we'll replace it at one half the original price, plus shipping and handling.
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.
Natural Root and Containerized Trees
Natural root (also called bare root) trees are shipped without soil around their roots. They are shipped when dormant in the spring and fall seasons. We dip the roots in a hydrating gel to keep them moist during shipping.
There are a number of advantages to natural root trees:
The Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University has an interesting article about the benefits of planting natural root trees. Look for the PDF entitled Creating the Urban Forest: The Bare Root Method
Potted (also called containerized) trees come in 4" containers.
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