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Black Walnut tree with long skinny green leaves and yellow-green nuts forming on it
Black Walnut tree planted in landscape full of long green leaves
Black Walnut closeup of long green leaves with yellow veins and yellow-green nuts hanging off yellow stems
Black Walnut light green nut hanging on yellow branch with green leaves with yellow veins
Black Walnut tree with long skinny green leaves and yellow-green nuts forming on it
Black Walnut tree planted in landscape full of long green leaves
Black Walnut closeup of long green leaves with yellow veins and yellow-green nuts hanging off yellow stems
Black Walnut light green nut hanging on yellow branch with green leaves with yellow veins

BROAD IN BRANCHING TRUSTY WALNUT TREE 

FEATURES: 

  • Long, green leaves last from spring through summer 
  • Fall foliage is a bright golden-yellow color 
  • Tennis ball-sized walnuts are a favorite snack of small animals and birds
  • Prized in the woodworking world for its handsome grain
  • Wonderful when planted as a shade tree or in native gardens
  • Hand selected fresh from our grower

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Mature Height: 50-75' tall
  • Mature Width: 50-75' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 50-75' apart

Black Walnut

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BROAD IN BRANCHING TRUSTY WALNUT TREE 

FEATURES: 

  • Long, green leaves last from spring through summer 
  • Fall foliage is a bright golden-yellow color 
  • Tennis ball-sized walnuts are a favorite snack of small animals and birds
  • Prized in the woodworking world for its handsome grain
  • Wonderful when planted as a shade tree or in native gardens
  • Hand selected fresh from our grower

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Mature Height: 50-75' tall
  • Mature Width: 50-75' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 50-75' apart

Why plant Black Walnut?

For attracting and sustaining wildlife, Black Walnut is a top provider. Squirrels and chipmunks love it for its sweet, nutritious nuts, and with a little help, birds flock to them, too. The hard shells are difficult for most birds to crack, but if you break some open and put them in your birdfeeder, the cardinals, chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, Blue Jays, and woodpeckers will come flocking. Best of all, though, is another type of bird food that Black Walnut serves up—caterpillars! According to entomologist and nature writer Douglas Tallamy, this mighty native hosts over 100 species of the protein-rich insects.

For many people, Black Walnut is prized most of all for its heavy, dark, beautifully grained heartwood. It has become so valuable for furniture, cabinets, gunstocks, and veneer that most of the grand old specimens have been cut down… either by their owners or by poachers. “Walnut rustlers” have been known to steal mature walnut trees by cutting them down and air-lifting them out with helicopters. Pioneers destroyed many a tree in their day, too, often without a thought to the fine lumber they were wasting. They used the wood for railway ties, split-rail fences, and—gasp—firewood.

How to use Black Walnut in the landscape?

One of the many moths that Black Walnut hosts is the spectacular Luna moth. If you get a chance to see one, you’ll never forget it. With a wingspan of up to seven inches and a ghostly green color, it looks like something out of this world. Its fat green caterpillars feed on many tree species, but Black Walnut is one of their favorites.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

How To Plant Black Walnut

Black Walnut is not hard to grow in most sunny sites, but it performs particularly well in deep, fertile, moist, well-drained soils. In such a site, it can grow surprisingly fast. Many people hesitate to plant Black Walnut because they’ve been told that the chemicals it contains kill many other plants growing nearby. The science seems to indicate that this is largely a myth. You’ll want to be sure to plant your tree well away from walkways, pools, and patios, however. The nuts, encased in a thick husk, are large and heavy, and you don’t want to be under them when they fall.

How To Water

Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water very slowly and very thoroughly. The water needs to reach to the bottom of the root ball and that takes time. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

Pruning should be done while the tree is dormant, so January through March.

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How Does Shipping Work?

Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Bower & Branch big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks.

We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care, that means we deliver your trees and plants directly to you!

For big trees XL and Larger, we offer Bower & Branch Green Glove Planting Services – through our network of Licensed Service Providers we'd be happy to assist in installation.

Size Small, Medium, and Large plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. These ship in a Bower & Branch plant-safe designed box within 7-12 business days.

Bower & Branch trees and plants in sizes small, medium or large, are boxed and packaged in a plant-safe box, delivered by FedEx or UPS.

Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.

Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.

Shipping Delays:

From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.

Weather in your region, as well as where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.

Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.

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The Bower & Branch customer service team WILL surprise you with a first class experience. The Plant Whisperer Team is available to all of our customers for all reasons: shipping updates, special requests, plant care, design, placement, selection and all your other gardening needs!

Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other online or neighborhood retailer. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!

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How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

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If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).

 

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