With these characteristics: None
Walnut, English or Persian
Juglandaceae - Walnut
See also Black Walnut description.
Leaves: With 5 to 9 leaflets with entire margins (rarely 13); leaflets elliptic to obovate.
Twigs/buds: Twigs yellowish-greenish-brown initially, but grayish when older; thick. Terminal buds grayish, large (1/4" to 1/3" in length); scales brownish, hairy, and slightly overlapping.
Flowers/fruit: Monoecious. Fruit a nut with thinner, smoother shell than black walnut; this is the most common commercially available walnut in the U.S.
Bark: Silver-gray, smooth; ridges flat and interlacing; similar to quaking aspen (P. tremuloides) when young.
Wood: Valuable and prized; usually purplish-brown, hard, heavy, close-grained, durable; polishes well; used to make gun-stocks, pianos, furniture, or as fuel.
General: Native to southeastern Europe to Himalayas and China, and widely planted throughout the world. Shade intolerant; prefers rich, deep soils.
Landscape Use: Can be planted in Utah in warmer, protected areas, but generally not quite as cold hardy as black walnut. Zones 4-8.
Cultivars: 'Carpathian', 'Hansen'.
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