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Butternut Juglans cinerea

  • Butternut - Juglans cinerea

Average Shipping Height: 2' - 3'
Item #3445
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  • Bare Root
    2' - 3'
    Member Price $11.99
    Reg. Price $15.99
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The Butternut grows in zones 3-7.
A North American native, the butternut (also known as white walnut) is one of the hardiest nut trees. The late October harvest of rich, buttery-flavored nuts are popular for baking, confections and fresh eating. If you’re interested in planting this tree for its nuts, be sure to plant multiple trees for better fertilization and a better crop.

  • Produces rich, sweet nuts in clusters of two to six
  • Features distinctive rigid and wrinkly bark
  • Is self-fertile, but plant multiples for a better crop
  • Will be delivered at a height of 2'–3'

Your Tree’s Personality

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Sun Preference

Full Sun,

Soil Preference

Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Well-drained, Wet,

Wildlife Value

The nuts are valuable food for deer, squirrels and birds.


The inner bark was once used as an orange or yellow dye.

Planting Instructions


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