Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Fast, 2-3' per year on favorable soils when youngMature Height - 50-70'Mature Width - 50-70'Longevity - Long: matures at about 150 years, may live to 250 years
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Yellow, late May - early June, monoecious: male flowers clustered in short, pencil-like drooping catkinsFruit - Corrugated nut in a green, smooth, 2" diameter husk which turns black and rots on ground.Leaf - Fall Color - Golden yellow, drop earlyBark - Dark brown to grayish-black, divided by deep, narrow furrows into thin ridges, forming a roughly diamond-shaped patternOther Features - Wood is highly prized for carpentry uses. Branches have a chambered pit. Roots produce juglone which is harmful to many other plants growing in its root zone.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Prefers deep, rich, moist soil but can tolerate drier, clay soils zone 4-9Native Habitat - Massachusetts to Florida, and west to Minnesota and TexasDiseases and Insects - Roots exude a substance toxic to many other plants, few insect or disease problems on healthy trees.Strength - Stems with chambered pithWeakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Walnut.- Other plants of the family Juglandaceae.- Other plants of the genus Juglans.- Other plants of the species Juglans nigra.