Juglans cinerea, commonly called butternut, is not commonly grown as an ornamental.


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About Juglans cinerea

Prefers moist, organically rich, well-drained soils in full sun. Intolerant of shade. Its bark is less fissured, it has fewer leaflets per leaf and its nuts are more oval than round. Foliage turns an undistinguished yellow in fall. Yellowish green monoecious flowers appear in late spring. Nuts mature in fall.

Nutshells can be hard to crack and the kernels are often small. But the kernels are sweet, oily and tasty, having a buttery flavor.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Butternut or white walnut
Maximum Reachable Height 40 to 60 feet
Flower Colour Yellowish-green
Bloom Time May to June
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • As they have become more and rarer due to disease, it is fairly uncommon to see butternuts planted by enthusiasts.
  • In the case that they are, the biggest key is to protect them from pests and canker and make sure their soil drains well.

    Juglans cinerea care

    It is native to moist bottomlands, lowland forests and some drier limestone soils in eastern and midwestern North America.

    Sunlight Full Sun
    Watering Medium
    Soil Moist, organically rich, well-drained soil
    Temperature 16d degrees C (60 degrees F)
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Juglans cinerea special feature

    Butternut is of interest to native plant enthusiasts and for those who wish to harvest the nuts. It is otherwise infrequently planted as an ornamental tree.

    Juglans cinerea uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • It is used in an attempt to prevent smallpox and to treat dysentery and other stomach and intestinal discomfort
    • Note: Please consult your health expert

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Juglans cinerea ?

    Juglans cinerea is commonly known as Butternut or white walnut

    How tall do Juglans cinerea grow?

    On average Juglans cinerea grows 40 to 60 feet

    What color are Juglans cinerea ?

    A Juglans cinerea plant bears flowers of color Yellowish-green

    When Juglans cinerea blooms?

    With enough light, Juglans cinerea may produce Yellowish-green flowers in May to June

    How hard is Juglans cinerea to grow?

    A Juglans cinerea is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Juglans cinerea need?

    A Juglans cinerea prefers Full Sun

    How much water does a Juglans cinerea need?

    A Juglans cinerea prefers watering Medium

    What kind of soil does a Juglans cinerea need?

    A Juglans cinerea prefers Moist, organically rich, well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Juglans cinerea like?

    A Juglans cinerea prefers 16d degrees C (60 degrees F)

    How often should I fertilize my Juglans cinerea ?

    To encourage Juglans cinerea growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


    Tuesday, 01 October 2019

    Can i keep it in my ac room?

    Vaishali sachin sanap

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