Juglans nigra

Black Walnut

Black walnut is a beautifully shaped tree of rich, well-drained soils. It grows quickly, and has long compound leaves. It can affect the growth of other plants around it because of juglone, similar to Butternut. Give it full sun and a location far from the vegetable garden! Artists can make rich-brown ink from decaying nut husks and the nuts are edible if you can break open its hard, green shell!

Height x Width (feet): 60 x 60

Sun Requirements: Prefers full sun

Water Requirements: Prefers rich well drained soils

Urban Friendliness: Middle ground. Trees produce large nuts that can make a mess of roads and damage cars