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Large Leaf Linden vs Black Walnut

Tilia platyphyllos

Juglans nigra


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Large Leaf Linden
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Large Leaf Linden is a tall, deciduous tree native to Europe. Large Leaf Linden features oblong leaves that turn from yellow-green to brilliant yellow in the fall. Large Leaf Linden is ideal as a shade or ornamental tree in a larger yard.

The Black Walnut is a slow growing, large, straight-stemmed and high value timber tree with an open crown. It produces a dense, very hard, edible nut. The root system usually includes a deep tap-root and several wide-spreading and deeply set lateral roots.

Black Walnut has a deeply-furrowed, black bark. Its Leaves are about 1 foot long, composed of 15 - 23 slightly stalked leaflets on a moderately stout stock which provide good dappled shade.

Its roots produce a substance named juglone that is toxic to some other plants. Consider this when choosing where you plant a black walnut, as you will not be able to grow tomato, potato, cabbage, eggplant, blueberry, azalea, rhododendron, lilac, red pine and apple in the surrounding area.

Despite being highly valued for its edible nuts, high value timber, and its shade tree aesthetics, it is rare to see this tree on the prairies. Plant this tree once when it is young as it does not respond well to transplanting.



Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 14 m (45 ft)
Spread: 15 m (49 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Flowers: yellow-white in clusters
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high

Other Names: broadleaf lime, large-leaved lime
Other Names: american walnut

Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes