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Butternut vs Blue Beech

Juglans cinerea

Carpinus caroliniana

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

Butternut
Blue Beech

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!

Blue Beech is a beautiful, ornamental tree with enticing features. The foliage transforms throughout the season, offering a kaleidoscope of color. New leaves emerge reddish-purple, transforming to dark green, and then turn striking shades of yellow, orange, and red in fall. Once all the foliage has dropped, grooved, blue-grey bark becomes striking on a winter landscape.

Blue Beech has an attractive globular shape and has been successfully grown in both full shade and full sun locations. Make sure you provide ample moisture to ensure this tree thrives.

BUTTERNUT QUICK FACTS

BLUE BEECH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2b
Zone: 3b
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 8 m (27 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: any
Catkins: yes
Nuts: brown shell with cream core starting around age 10
Nuts: Small nuts with earthy, sweet taste
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: low





Other Names: demon walnut, oilnut, white walnut


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