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Butternut Tree

Nuts for the Far North

The butternut, also known as the white walnut, bears tender nuts with a rich, sweet, buttery flavor even after enduring subzero temperatures! One of the hardiest of all nut trees, butternuts grow 40-60 ft. at maturity and have attractive light golden wood, which is popular for paneling and furniture. This native of North America also makes an attractive shade or landscape tree, with its rounded form and dark green foliage. Plant two or more for pollination purposes.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

  • 13323
  • 1' to 1 1/2' bareroot
  • $10.99
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Juglans cinerea
  • Height: 40 - 60 feet.
  • Spacing: 40 - 60 feet.
  • Depth: Same as in the nursery.
  • Spread: 40 feet.
  • Light Required: Full sun.
  • Pollinator: Plant two or more for best pollination.
  • Yield: Approximately 1 - 3 bushels at maturity.
  • Foliage: Medium green compound leaves turning yellow in fall.
  • Fruit: Dropping clusters of large, egg-shaped nuts.
  • Zone: 3 - 8 (-30° F.).
  • Form: Deciduous. Rounded.
  • Flower Form: Insignificant - male catkins; female flower spikes.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, rich, moist, deep soil.
  • Growth Rate: Slow growth rate.
  • Comments: Rough, thick, shells terminate in a sharp point. Distinctive, rich, oily, buttery flavor. Has the ability to succeed in poor soils. Somewhat self-pollinating but best to plant in groups of 2 or more. Easy to shell nuts. May secrete juglone as it is a member of the walnut family.

Shipping

Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONE Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs
1A-4A 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
4B 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 3/11/19 - 6/21/19
6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
9A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
10A & B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 5/20/19

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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