The Butternut tree, also known as the White Walnut, is a stunning tree!
Butternut walnut meat is deliciously mild, with a sweet and buttery flavour. Expect to harvest walnuts when the tree reaches ten years of age and ripens from mid to late September.
Native to Eastern Canada yet rarely seen out here in the prairies. A faster-growing variety of the walnut family which grows limbs in a multi-stemmed formation. The 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.
Available in bundles of 5
Growers Note: Butternut trees flourish in loamy, nutrient-dense soil, and thrive when placed in sheltered locations with minimal exposure to winter winds.
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