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Butternut vs Ironwood Tree

Juglans cinerea

Ostrya virginiana

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Butternut
Ironwood Tree

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!

Ironwood Tree is one of the strongest and most resilient trees you will find in North America. In fact, it has the hardest and most dense wood of any North American tree. Prized for its oval shaped canopy and showy winter trunk, this striking shade tree will make a beautiful addition to any yard. Make sure you do not plant near roads as it is highly salt sensitive.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

BUTTERNUT QUICK FACTS

IRONWOOD TREE QUICK FACTS

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





Other Names: demon walnut, oilnut, white walnut


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