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Northern Red Oak vs Butternut

Quercus rubra

Juglans cinerea

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Northern Red Oak
Butternut

Northern Red Oak is a medium-sized deciduous tree. It is fast-growing (for an oak tree) and is used primarily in lawns, parks, golf courses, street-side plantings, and commercial areas. Northern Red Oak's fall color is spectacular.

In open spaces, it has a short, massive trunk and an extensive crown. In forests Northern Red Oak grows with a tall columnar bole and small rounded head.

We are one of the only nurseries growing this tree.

Check out some video of the spectacular fall colour on our Northern Red Oak seedlings just before harvest on our YouTube Channel. Click here.

Butternut is one of the few walnut varieties native to Canada. The nuts are sought after for their mild, sweet, and oily taste. Ensure this tree is planted in full sun and well-drained soil for best results.

Butternut is self-fertile but it has better yields when planted near other butternuts. It can survive in zone 2, but reliably produces nuts in zone 3.

Want a large order (over 500 trees) of Butternut? Ask us about contract grows and get the best prices for our 2019 harvest!

NORTHERN RED OAK QUICK FACTS

BUTTERNUT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2b
Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 8 m (27 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: red
Bark: Smooth and grey (young), Furrowed and grey (mature)
Nuts: Produces acorns
Nuts: brown shell with cream core starting around age 10
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: champion oak, red oak
Other Names: demon walnut, oilnut, white walnut


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