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The Black Walnut can be expected to grow
in the zones listed. More information can be found on the arborday.org
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The Black Walnut falls into the following type(s): Nut Tree
The Black Walnut grows to be 50' to 75' feet in height.
The Black Walnut has a spread of about 50' to 75' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a Medium growth rate.
The Black Walnut does well in Full exposure(s).
The Black Walnut grows in Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Well Drained, Wet, Wide Range soils.
The Black Walnut has a(n) 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)
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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