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Swiss Stone Pine vs Manchurian Walnut

Pinus cembra

Juglans mandshurica

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Swiss Stone Pine
Manchurian Walnut

Swiss Stone Pine is a hardy, slow-growing evergreen. Narrowly pyramidal while young, this long-lived tree is adaptable to many soil types. Due to its shape and density, Swiss Stone Pine is a versatile shade or accent tree.

Although our pictures don't show it, this seldom seen tree is among the most attractive conifers we have seen and is likely why it is the most chosen tree used for memorials or dedications in public parks.

Swiss Stone Pine is also sought after for the large seeds it produces. They are often used as pine nuts are and are tasty in pesto.

Manchurian Walnut is a large, broad and often multi-stemmed tree with ornamental qualities. This tree produces large, thick-shelled nuts that ripen in the fall. These edible walnuts are reportedly difficult to crack open. They are useful for attracting wildlife, especially squirrels.

The Manchurian Walnut contains and exudes much lesser quantities of allelopathic compounds, such as juglone (common to walnuts), that may prevent or impair growth of nearby plants. Therefore, it is commonly embraced as a safe walnut to plant.

There are reports of rare this species surviving winters to -45C with specimens growing and thriving in Alaska and Edmonton.

There is no regular supply of this species. It is rare and not produced each year.

SWISS STONE PINE QUICK FACTS

MANCHURIAN WALNUT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2b
Height: 9 m (30 ft)
Height: 21 m (70 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 12 m (40 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: green
Bark: light grey with broad planes between long deep dissures
Nuts: thicker and with more shell than meat than other species making them hard to crack, similar to butternut
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: chinese walnut


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes