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Butternut vs Manchurian Walnut

Juglans cinerea

Juglans mandshurica

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Butternut
Manchurian Walnut

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!

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.

BUTTERNUT QUICK FACTS

MANCHURIAN WALNUT QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2b
Zone: 2b
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 21 m (70 ft)
Spread: 8 m (27 ft)
Spread: 12 m (40 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Bark: light grey with broad planes between long deep dissures
Nuts: brown shell with cream core starting around age 10
Nuts: thicker and with more shell than meat than other species making them hard to crack, similar to butternut
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





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


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