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Butternut vs Water Birch (Red Birch)

Juglans cinerea

Betula Occidentalis

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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!

Water Birch, also known as Red Birch, is a waterside plant native to western North America. This multi-stemmed species is ideal for wetlands. It tolerates being planted in heavy clay and wet soil conditions.

This tree grows small enough for yards with limited space.

It is an attractive ornamental with reddish non-peeling bark.

BUTTERNUT QUICK FACTS

WATER BIRCH (RED BIRCH) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2b
Zone: 4a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 8 m (27 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Bark: non-peeling, shiny, reddish brown and marked with white horizontal streaks
Nuts: brown shell with cream core starting around age 10
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: demon walnut, oilnut, white walnut
Other Names: red birch


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