Walnut - Black
Juglans nigra (JEW-gluns NI-gra)
Deciduous Sun Height 50 feet Spread 50 fet Spacing 20 - 50 feet
HABIT: Open branching character, large distinctive leaves with evenly sized and arranged leaflets on each side of stem. Yellow fall color. Dark bark. Moderate to slow growth.
CULTURE: Likes deep soil, good drainage. Although tolerates alkaline soil, likes a more neutral soil.
USES: Shade tree.
PROBLEMS: Roots give off a toxin harmful to some other plants. Nut is mostly structure but has delicious meat.
NOTES: Native to the southern USA.