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Juglans Genus

Walnut

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Chalky

Description

Juglans genus (Walnut). These are deciduous trees which are grown for their handsome form and elegant, aromatic foliage. All the species will bear edible nuts. They will produce greenish-yellow catkins in the spring and early summer. They are fully hardy but the young plants are prone to frost damage. They will require full sun and deep, fertile, well drained soil.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrants

Other common names

Jupiter's nuts

Origin

Europe, Asia, N & S. America

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage, stately habit and, in some species, edible nuts (walnuts).

Propagation

Propagation is by seeds when ripe in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, blister mites, honey fungus and leaf spot may cause problems.

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