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Black Walnut vs Discovery Japanese Elm

Juglans nigra

Ulmus davidiana var. japonica Discovery

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Black Walnut
Discovery Japanese Elm

The Black Walnut is a slow growing, large, straight-stemmed tree with an open crown. It produces dense, very hard, edible nuts.

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.

Despite being highly valued for its edible nuts and its shade tree aesthetics, it is rare to see this tree on the prairies.

Note: Black Walnut's 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.

Note: plant this tree once. It will not respond well to transplanting.

Note: Although self-pollinating, planting two trees significantly improves nut production.

Discovery Japanese Elm is great for anyone who doesn't have a lot of time to maintain their trees as it doesn't drop many seeds. It has beautiful dark green foliage and is resistant to Dutch Elm Disease. This elm is similar in shape to the American Elm but is roughly 30% smaller. Instead of having an irregular and broad-shaped crown as other Japanese Elms do, the Discovery Japenses Elm has symmetrical branching, an upright growth form, and develops a classic vase-like crown.

BLACK WALNUT QUICK FACTS

DISCOVERY JAPANESE ELM QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 14 m (45 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high




Toxicity: Tester

Other Names: american walnut


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