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The Butternut tree, also known as the White Walnut, is a stunning tree!

The Butternut walnut meat is delicious with a mild, sweet and buttery flavour. Expect to harvest walnuts when the tree reaches ten years of age and typically ripens in mid to late September.

Native to Eastern Canada yet rarely seen out here in the prairies. A faster growing variety of the walnut family and grows in a multi-stemmed formation. Butternut is one of the hardiest walnut species and grows well in Zones 2 and 3. They are slowly disappearing from their native ranges due to butternut canker, however our seed source is free of this. 

These are seedlings from productive Canadian Prairie (zone 3) sourced trees.

Growers Note: You will need a protected site from the wind for best success. Butternuts can grow in many soil conditions but prefer well drained deep rich soil. 

Growers Note: Butternut trees produce a substance named juglone which occurs naturally in all parts of the tree, especially in the leaves, nut hulls, and roots. Choose your planting site wisely as it can inhibit the growth of blueberry, apple tree, crabapple, cotoneaster, azalea, rhododendron, lilac, white birch, larch, mugo pine, red pine, white pine, Norway spruce, silver maple, potato, tomato, pepper and eggplant.


Hardiness Zone: 2b

Height at Maturity: 13.7 meters (45 feet)

Spread: 7.6 meters (25 feet)

Soil Preference: Well drained 

Light Exposure: Full sun

Pollination: Self-fertile (Plant two of each for best pollination) 

Latin Name: Juglans Cinerea