- BOTANICAL NAME: Juglans nigra
- PRONUNCIATION: JU-glans NI-gra
- COMMON NAME: Black Walnut
- FAMILY: Juglandaceae
- NATIVITY: Massachusetts south to Florida, west to Minnesota and Texas.
- GROWTH HABIT: Oval to rounded large tree growing 50'-75' (150') tall.
- HARDINESS: Zone 5-8
- CULTURE: Full sun in rich, moist well-drained soil. Will tolerate dry, poor soil but grows much more slowly.
- SUCCESSIONAL STATUS: Seral
- FACULTATIVE STATUS: Facultative Upland
- LANDSCAPE USE: Large tree good for open areas and naturalizing. Nuts attract squirrels from miles around. Wood is highly valued for cabinetry.
- FOLIAGE: Alternate, pinnately compound with 15-23 leaflets. Leaflets 2"-5" long, ovate, acuminate apex, rounded base with irregular serrations. Leaves fragrant when crushed.
- BUDS: Light-brown and pubescent. Ovate, 1/3" long, laterals smaller.
- BARK: Deeply ridged and furrowed. Dark-brown to black in
- FRUIT: Nut, 1 1/2" - 2" diameter. Edible.
- PROPAGATION: Seed.
- PESTS: None serious. Plants exude juglone, a chemical that deters plant growth beneath the trees.