Juglans cinerea
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Hardiness Zone: 3-7 Height: 40-60 feet; 12-18 metres Spread: 40-60 feet; 12-18 metres Sun: Full sun Water: Medium Wildlife: Birds and small mammals readily consume the seeds which aids in their dispersal. Bloom Colour: Yellowish-green Tolerates: Drought Culture: Prefers moist, well-drained soil that contains a high amount of organic matter. Noteworthy Characteristics: Butternut is a medium-sized tree with an open crown. The leaves are compound and yellowish-green in colour, but turn yellow in the fall. Each leaflet is lanceolate and has a rough upper surface but is paler and hairy underneath. The bark is light gray and becomes ridged and develops fissures with age. The flowers appear as catkins (male) and erect clusters (female). The female flowers are replaced by hairy husks encasing the edible, oval nuts.