Simply a beautiful tree and the hardiest of all walnuts.
A native to the Eastern Asiatic Region, the Manchurian Walnut is rightfully our hardiest walnut. This tree has thick shelled tasty nuts. A good option to experiment in cold climate growing with reported hardiness to -45
° Celsius. Beautiful and large broad leafs, grows faster than other cold hardy walnuts.
At the time of harvesting these nuts can be extra work due their hard shell and difficult retrieval of its nutmeat. None the less, an excellent addition to your hardy nut orchard. Rare tree, hard to find. 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. Manchurian Walnut can grow in many soil conditions but prefer well drained deep rich soil.
Growers Note: The Manchurian Walnut exudes lesser quantities of allelopathic compounds compared to other walnuts, however please 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: 15 meters (50 feet)
Spread: 9 metres (30 feet)
Soil Preference: Normal, Moist
Light Exposure: Full sun
Pollination: Recommend planting two trees for best pollination
Latin Name: Juglans Mandshurica