Deciduous, Edible fruit, Trees
Usually large and spreading; leaves are divided into many leaflets and have a featherlike appearance. Bear oval or round nuts enclosed in a fleshy husk. English walnut is a well-known orchard tree (see Walnut). American native species such as black walnut are sometimes planted as shade trees (with a bonus of edible nuts) or used as an understock for grafting English walnut.Walnut (Black)
Native to eastern North America. High-branched tree to about 100 ft. tall, 70 ft. wide, with round crown and furrowed blackish brown bark. Leaves have 11–23 leaflets, each 2 1/2–5 in. long. Round, 1 1/2-in.-diameter nuts have rich flavor. Big, hardy shade tree for large sites. Don't plant near flower or vegetable gardens, rhododendrons, or azaleas; black walnut curbs these plants either by secreting a growth-inhibiting substance or by root competition. Long dormant season.
Native to eastern North America. To 1–1 1/2ft. tall, about 3 ft.wide. Most useful for shaded sit...
European native for rock gardens or naturalizing. In bulb and leaf, resembles small hyacinth, but 10-i...
Native to eastern North America. High-branched tree to about 100 ft. tall, 70 ft. wide, with round cro...