English Walnut Trees – Juglans Regia




The English Walnut Tree, Juglans Regia, is a versatile and valuable species. From its edible nuts and ornamental wood to its ecological contributions and landscape aesthetics, it’s a tree with both practical and environmental benefits.


An Introduction to English Walnut Trees

The English Walnut Tree, or Juglans Regia, is native to Southeast Europe and Central Asia. Renowned for its valuable nuts and attractive wood, it also features lovely foliage and can produce flowers.


English Walnut Trees bloom with inconspicuous, wind-pollinated flowers in spring. Their fruits, the well-known walnuts, mature by autumn. Native to warmer regions, they exhibit a moderate growth rate and can reach significant heights. Leaves are large, pinnate, with a vibrant green hue. The bark is smooth and silvery, ageing to a rugged, dark grey. The root system is extensive, helping in soil stabilisation. Their foliage lacks thorns and turns yellow in fall.

Benefits for Nature

These trees are vital for various wildlife species, providing habitat and food through their nuts. They offer moderate pollen and nectar for pollinators. While the tree itself isn’t highly toxic, its leaves can be mildly harmful to some species. Overall, English Walnut Trees contribute positively to ecological balance, enhancing biodiversity.

Landscaping and Design

In landscape design, English Walnut Trees are prized for their majestic stature and spreading canopy. They fit well in large gardens, parks, and rural landscapes, offering shade and visual interest. Their leafy, expansive foliage contrasts beautifully with both evergreen and flowering plants, enriching the overall aesthetic of any space.

Preferred Conditions

Juglans Regia thrives in well-drained, fertile soils, preferring a sunny location. It tolerates moderate drought but not waterlogged conditions. While it can withstand some wind, it’s not ideal for coastal or highly urbanised environments. Its preference for space and deep roots make it less suitable for confined areas.

Fun Fact about English Walnut Trees

An intriguing fact about English Walnut Trees is their longevity; they can live for several centuries. Additionally, the tree has a unique property: it secretes chemicals into the soil to inhibit competing plant growth, a phenomenon known as allelopathy.


The English Walnut Tree, Juglans Regia, is a versatile and valuable species. From its edible nuts and ornamental wood to its ecological contributions and landscape aesthetics, it’s a tree with both practical and environmental benefits. This tree, requiring sunny, spacious settings, brings history and nature together, living for centuries and enriching the landscapes it inhabits.

1. Style

Full Standard, Boxhead, Feathered, Multi Stem, Pleached, Half Standard Pleached, Umbrella, Half Standard, Espalier, Mini Standard, Ball, Cone, Spiral, Cube, Cloud Form, Cube Spiral, Cube Multiball, Cube Ball Cone, Pom-pom, Lollipop, Archway, Twisted Stem, Triple Lollipop, Multiball 2, Multiball 3, Dome, Cylinder, Pyramid, Cylindrical Dome, Twisted Stem, Unique, Bonsai, Instant Hedge, Instant Screen, Hedging Plants, Young Tree

2. Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root

3. Stem Girth/Height

4-6cm (H 1.7 – 2.0m), 6-8cm (H 2.0 – 2.3m), 8-10cm (H 2.3 – 2.5m), 10-12cm (H 2.5 – 3.0m), 12-14cm (H 2.7 – 3.2m), 14-16cm (H 3.0 – 4.0m), 16-18cm (H 3.5 – 4.5m), 18-20cm (H 4.0 – 5.0m), 20-25cm (H 4.5 – 5.5m), 25-30cm (H 5.0 – 6.0m), 30-35cm (H 5.5 – 6.5m), 35-40cm (H 6.0 – 7.0m), 40-45cm (H 6.5 – 7.5m), 45-50cm (H 7.0 – 8.0m), 50-60cm (H 7.0 – 9.0m), 60-70cm (H 7.0 – 10m), 70-80cm (H 7.5 – 11m), 80-90cm (H 7.5 – 12m), 90-100cm (H 7.5 – 13m), 100-120cm (H 8.0 – 15m), H 0.1 – 0.3m, H 0.3 – 0.5m, H 0.5 – 0.7m, H 0.7 – 0.9m, H 0.9 – 1.1m, H 1.1 – 1.3m, H 1.3 – 1.5m, H 1.5 – 1.7m, H 1.7 – 2.0m, H 2.0 – 2.3m, H 2.3 – 2.5m, H 2.5 – 3.0m, H 3.0 – 3.5m, H 3.5 – 4.0m, H 4.0 – 4.5m, H 4.5 – 5.0m, H 5.0 – 6.0m, H 6.0 – 7.0m, H 7.0 – 8.0m, H 8.0 – 9.0m, H 9.0 – 10m, H 10 – 12m, H 12 – 14m, H 14 – 16m, 4-6cm (H 1.2 – 1.5m), 6-8cm (H 1.2 – 1.5m), 8-10cm (H 1.2 – 1.5m), 10-12cm (H 1.5 – 2.0m), 12-14cm (H 1.5 – 2.0m), 14-16cm (H 1.5 – 2.0m), 16-18cm (H 1.5 – 2.0m), 18-20cm (H 2.0 – 2.5m), 20-25cm (H 2.0 – 2.5m), 25-30cm (H 2.0 – 2.5m), 30-35cm (H 2.0 – 2.5m), 35-40cm (H 2.0 – 2.5m), 40-45cm (H 2.5 – 3.0m), 45-50cm (H 2.5 – 3.0m), 50-60cm (H 2.5 – 3.0m), 60-70cm (H 2.5 – 3.0m), 70-80cm (H 2.5 – 3.0m), 80-90cm (H 3.0 – 3.5m), 90-100cm (H 3.0 – 3.5m), 100-120cm (H 3.0 – 3.5m)


15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm, 300-350cm, 350-400cm, 400-450cm, 450-500cm, 500-600cm, 600-700cm, 700-800cm, 10-20cm, 20-30cm, 30-40cm, 40-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, 70-80cm, 80-90cm, 90-100cm, 100-110cm, 110-120cm, 120-130cm, 130-140cm, 140-150cm

Foliage Type




Water Requirement

Moderate Watering

Growth Height

Tall Growing

Growth Speed

Moderate Growth

Costal Growing






Colourful Foliage?


Hard Wood Cutbacks?


Produces Nuts



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