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Butternut vs Black Cottonwood

Juglans cinerea

Populus trichocarpa

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

Butternut
Black Cottonwood

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!

Black Cottonwood is the largest and tallest of the North American poplars. Named after its white, fluffy seeds with cottony hairs, this hardy tree produces sticky, fragrant buds and has a straight growth habit. Black Cottonwood needs ample moisture and nutrients to grow successfully to full height and are found in the Western provinces and the Yukon with BC being its heartland.

BUTTERNUT QUICK FACTS

BLACK COTTONWOOD QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2b
Zone: 4a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 30 m (100 ft)
Spread: 8 m (27 ft)
Spread: 11 m (35 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
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: balsam cottonwood, california poplar, western balsam poplar


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