Black Walnut Trees – Juglans Nigra

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The Black Walnut Tree, Juglans Nigra, is a North American native known for its valuable nuts and hardwood. With a slow growth rate and large size, it’s a prominent feature in natural and landscaped settings.

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An Introduction to Black Walnut Trees

The Black Walnut Tree, Juglans Nigra, is native to eastern North America, celebrated for its valuable hardwood, flavourful nuts, and distinct foliage.

Features

Black Walnut Trees flower in late spring, displaying inconspicuous greenish catkins. They produce large, round, edible nuts enclosed in a thick, green husk, maturing in autumn. Native to forested areas of North America, they grow slowly but can become quite large, with pinnate leaves that turn yellow in fall. The bark is dark, deeply furrowed, and the tree’s extensive root system releases chemicals to inhibit nearby plant growth. No thorns are present on the foliage.

Benefits for Nature

Black Walnut Trees provide a habitat and food source for wildlife, especially through their nuts. They offer limited pollen but no significant nectar for pollinators. The tree’s leaves and roots can be toxic to certain plants and animals, influencing biodiversity and undergrowth. However, they play a crucial role in the forest ecosystem.

Landscaping and Design

In landscape design, Black Walnut Trees are prized for their majestic, spreading canopy and striking bark, suitable for large spaces like parks and rural landscapes. Their bold structure and dark foliage contrast beautifully with lighter, flowering plants, enhancing the overall aesthetic. However, their allelopathic nature requires careful plant pairing.

Preferred Conditions

Juglans Nigra thrives in deep, well-drained, fertile soils and full sun. It tolerates a range of soil types but not waterlogged conditions. The tree is resilient against wind but not ideal for coastal, drought-prone, or cramped urban environments. Its preference for space and deep roots should be considered in landscaping.

Fun Fact about Black Walnut Trees

An interesting aspect of the Black Walnut Tree is its wood, highly sought after for its strength, colour, and grain, making it a top choice for fine furniture and woodwork. This has led to its over harvesting in some areas, making mature specimens increasingly rare.

Summary

The Black Walnut Tree, Juglans Nigra, is a North American native known for its valuable nuts and hardwood. With a slow growth rate and large size, it’s a prominent feature in natural and landscaped settings. While beneficial to wildlife, its allelopathic properties require thoughtful placement. Its unique wood contributes significantly to its fame and rarity.

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STANDARD DELIVERY TYPES

Box/Parcel – Used for plants sized 0-70cm, costs £12. Order £100 worth of plants of that size to qualify for free delivery! Parcel deliveries are always sent for next day delivery unless otherwise specified.

Pallet – Used for plants sized 71-230cm, costs £60. Order £350 worth of plants to qualify for free pallet delivery! We always send our pallets for next day delivery, unless requested otherwise.

Private Van – Used for plants sized 231cm and taller, costs £60. Order £350 worth to get free private van delivery!

In all cases you can request a private van delivery, where your plants are delivered by us. Upon your request we can re-evaluate your delivery fee and let you know of the delivery time.

Please note, for pallet and box deliveries we use third party companies to deliver the goods. Not often, but occasionally some delays may happen due to unforeseen circumstances, which are out of our control. For this reason, we ask you to never book gardeners, contractors, or other industry professionals for the estimated delivery date. Please do not book days off work or cancel other commitments specifically for your plant delivery to avoid disappointment.

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