A handsome & grand tree that produces large edible nuts, cascading yellow/green flowers in spring are followed by globular husked nuts that turn from green to brown, large compound leaves, 2 plants recommended for effective nut production, produces a tap root, host plant of the Hickory Horned Devil aka Royal Walnut Moth (Citheronia regalis) & Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus falacer), highly salt tolerant, best placed where the large falling nuts will not make a mess, squirrels love the nuts (as do other wildlife with tough teeth, like rabbits), produces beautiful lumber & is also the source of black walnut stain, chemical compounds produced by the plant inhibit the growth of many vegetables - so don't plant it next to your vegetable garden! Nuts are difficult to crack (use a vice or hammer) but very tasty & excellent in baking.
70 to 90' tall (30 to 60' wide)
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-9b
Native Range: s. QC to s. MB, south to UT, s. TX, & the FL panhandle
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