Black Walnut - Juglans nigra | Pots ready spring & fall

Common name: Black Walnut

Scientific name: Juglans nigra

Example mature size: 30 m tall, 18 m wide; 98.5 ft tall, 59.5 ft wide

Sunlight: Full-sun, Shade-intolerant

Water: Average

Soil: Sand

Blooms: Green in May

Ontario plant status: Native Tree - Deciduous, Common

Natural habitats: Open-upland

Wildlife benefits: Moths 🦋, Host plant 🐛, Birds of prey 🦅, Rodents 🐿️

Points of interest: - Known to produce a chemical toxin called Juglone that can impact nearby plants - fortunately, many native plants are resistant to this toxin - Produces edible walnuts although they can be difficult to access due to a thick casing - Host to the Luna Moth and others - Attracts many birds and butterflies - Requires rich, well-drained soil