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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.

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