Juglans nigra - Black Walnut
Juglans nigra - Black Walnut is a large fast growing species. We primarily grow this species for our forestry customers as the timber is highly valued, but it is also worth considering for its ornamental attributes.
Introduced to the UK from North America some 400 years ago, Black Walnut has a lot to offer.
The timber of Black Walnut is heavy, strong and durable with a value of 3-4 times that of Oak.
The foliage is pinnate with individual oval pointed leaflets which turn yellow in autumn.
Flowers appear in early Summer in the form of long catkins and in the Autumn the flowers turn to brownish green fruits that are around the size of a plum. The brown nut is held inside the husk.