Image courtesy of Northcreek Nursery

Image courtesy of Northcreek Nursery

Tree

Juglans nigra

Black Walnut

  • Host plant for over 100 butterfly and moth species!
  • Over-harvesting has caused a decline in native populations
  • The preferred host plant of the luna moth

Black walnuts are very tall, statuesque, shade trees best planted in informal settings. Their wood is prized for furniture building and over-harvesting has caused a serious decline in native populations. They are host plants for over 100 species of butterflies and moths! Plant this tree in full sun where it will have room to grow and falling nuts will not be a problem.

Native
Native
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Full Sun
Full Sun
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained
Average Water
Average Water

Characteristics and Attributes