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Butternut vs Mountain Maple

Juglans cinerea

Acer spicatum

COMING SOON

(new stock expected: later this season)

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

Butternut
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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!

Used to growing in the shadows of the damp forest, White Maple (aka Mountain Maple) is a great fit for shady and wet areas, such as beneath larger trees. Unlike most of its cousins, the White Maple is a shrub instead of a tree. It's still a maple, however, with sap that can be made into Maple syrup to prove it!

In May and June, the classic shapes of Maple leaves are joined by clusters of green and yellow flowers. Soon after, red samaras (aka helicopter seeds or whirligigs) appear. This distinctive appearance makes White Maple an excellent choice for giving urban yards a unique (and patriotic) look.

BUTTERNUT QUICK FACTS

MOUNTAIN MAPLE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2b
Zone: 2a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 8 m (27 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Flowers: Yellow and green flowers in may and june
Bark: thin reddish or greyish brown, smooth or with small grooves
Nuts: brown shell with cream core starting around age 10
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: demon walnut, oilnut, white walnut
Other Names: white maple


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