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Black Walnut Tree - Northern Ridge Nursery

Black Walnut Tree

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🧬Scientific Name: Juglans nigra

🗺️USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9

Black Walnut is a large deciduous tree that can reach a height of 70-100 feet (21-30 m) and a spread of 50-75 feet (15-23 m). The foliage of Black Walnut is deciduous and pinnately compound, with 15-23 lance-shaped leaflets that turn yellow in the fall.

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Black Walnut - North America’s Most Valuable Native Tree

Why Black Walnut?

The black walnut is a medium-sized tree, ranging from 70 to 90 feet tall. Its widely spread branches form a massive crown ideal for providing the perfect shade in your backyard. The thick brown bark has deep burrows and narrow ridges that form a diamond pattern which adds to its alluring beauty.


Discovered by early settlers in Canada and Northern Florida, Juglans nigra heartwood was highly-priced for its rich brown color and durability. Since then, it has been used in making furniture, fence posts, poles, and shingles.


Popular in native groups, the bark of black Walnut was used in tea as a laxative and chewed for toothaches. The bark was also used to make black and brown dyes, treat athlete's foot, and act as an insecticide.


Despite its many advantages, the black walnut tree roots exude a natural herbicide called juglone. It limits the growth of surrounding trees, thus, lowering competition.


Pollination: Self-fertile but requires wind to pollinate

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Plant Summary

Key Information for Black Walnut Tree (Juglans nigra):

  • 📏Size: Black Walnut is a large deciduous tree that can reach a height of 70-100 feet (21-30 m) and a spread of 50-75 feet (15-23 m).
  • 🍂Foliage: The foliage of Black Walnut is deciduous and pinnately compound, with 15-23 lance-shaped leaflets that turn yellow in the fall.
  • 🌼Flowers & Fruit: In late spring to early summer, Black Walnut produces greenish-yellow, catkin-like flowers that are inconspicuous. The flowers are followed by large, round, green fruits that mature to brown in the fall. The edible nuts are enclosed in a thick, hard shell and have a rich, nutty flavor.
  • ↕️Growth Habit: Black Walnut has a tall, straight trunk with a narrow, rounded crown.
  • ☀️Sunlight: Black Walnut prefers full sun and requires plenty of light for healthy nut production.
  • 🪨Soil: Black Walnut thrives in deep, moist, well-drained soil but can tolerate a range of soil types.
  • 🗺️Hardiness: Black Walnut is hardy in USDA zones 4 to 9.
  • 🧪pH Level: Black Walnut prefers a slightly acidic to neutral soil pH between 6.0 and 7.5.
  • 🌳Pruning: Pruning of Black Walnut should be done in late winter or early spring before new growth starts. Remove any dead or damaged branches, and prune to shape the tree as needed.
  • 🐛Pests & Disease: Black Walnut is generally resistant to pests and diseases but may be susceptible to walnut caterpillars, walnut husk flies, walnut aphids, and root rot. Proper care can prevent and manage potential issues.
Pollination Information

Pollination of Black Walnut Tree (Juglans nigra):

Black Walnut flowers are monoecious, meaning they have separate male and female flowers on the same tree. The male catkins release pollen, which is carried by the wind to the female flowers for pollination. Once pollinated, the female flowers develop into green fruits that contain the edible nuts. Black Walnut nuts are highly prized for their flavor and are widely used in baking and cooking. The trees are valuable for timber, providing high-quality wood for furniture, flooring, and other applications. Black Walnut trees are an essential component of forest ecosystems, supporting diverse wildlife and providing food and shelter for animals such as squirrels, deer, and birds. Conservation efforts aim to protect this species from threats like walnut wilt and ensure the long-term sustainability of Black Walnut resources.



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During the first year, you should focus on providing the plant with the right amount of water, sunlight and soil to help it become established. Once the plant has become established and is actively growing, you can begin to fertilize it.

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It is also important to note that over-fertilizing can be harmful to plants, so it's always best to error on the side of caution and start with a lower amount of fertilizer and increase as needed.

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Why Buy From Us?

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