Browse Trees

Black Walnut

Juglans nigra�

Provides edible fruit

Characteristics:
Broadleaf deciduous tree, growing 50-75 ft tall. Produces edible nuts, and the straight-grained wood is valued for construction.

Growing Conditions:
Prefers deep, rich, moist soils, tolerates drier soils but grows much more slowly.

Uses:
Shade tree. Valuable wood.

Height:
at maturity

Width:
60' at maturity

Shape:
Oval to Rounded

Flowers:
Slender catkins of inconspicuous, green male flowers hang from the branches in the spring.

Leaves:
Leaves green, alternate, with 15-23 leaflets, each 5-13 cm long.

Bark:
Dark brown to grayish-black bark divided by deep, narrow furrows.

Native from Massachusetts to Florida, west to Minnesota and Texas. Valuable wood.