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Juglans cinerea

Butternut

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to June
  • Height10m to 20m
  • Spread12m to 21m
  • Growth HabitUpright hemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourGreen yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Juglans cinerea (Butternut). This species can grow to 18m with grey furrowed bark. The leaves are dark green and pinnate up to 45cm long and hairy on both sides. The male and female catkins are borne in late spring to early summer. The catkins are followed by clusters of 2 to 5 strongly ridged, edible sweet-tasting oily nuts, each enclosed in a sticky green husk.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

White walnut, Walnut

Origin

E.N. America

Interest and use

Grown for its sweet, edible nuts.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Loamy

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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