One of the few walnut varieties native to Canada. The wood from this attractive species is used in a lot of specialty products.
A self-fertile nut tree that has better yields with cross-pollination. The meat of the Butternut is very mild, sweet, and oily. Often sought after by nut hunters.
Butternut is intolerant of shade and poor draining soil. It can survive zone 2, but reliably produces nuts in zone 3. Butternut canker has decimated this species in its native range.
BUTTERNUT QUICK FACTS
Zone: 2b Height: 25 m (82 ft) Spread: 8 m (27 ft) Moisture: dry, normal Light: full sun Nuts: brown shell with cream core starting around age 10 Growth rate: fast Life span: medium Maintenance: medium Pollution tolerance: medium