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Walnut, English or Persian

Juglans regia

Juglandaceae - Walnut

Description

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'.

Characteristics

General

Family:
Juglandaceae - Walnut
Cultivar Availability:
Yes
Hardiness Zone:
4-8
Type:
Broadleaf
Utah Native:
No

Growth

Growth Rate:
Medium
Mature Height:
High
Longevity:
High
Is Good Under Power Lines:
No
Crown Shape:
Rounded

Ornamental

Bark:
No
Fall Color:
No
Flowers:
No
Foliage:
Yes
Fruit:
No

Tolerence

Shade:
Low
Salt:
Medium
Drought:
Medium
Poor Drainage:
Medium
Alkalinity:
High
Transplanting:
Low