The eye catching Walnut collection contains one of each plant in an 8cm pot.
Juglans regia: From the well known edible walnut species, native to the Middle East. Their hard wood is very valuable and attractive. With it being naturally strong and durable it is used by craftsmen for high-end furniture around the world. Its nuts are relatively easy to break and the seed is very tasty. It is not too fussy to soil conditions and has good drought and cold tolerance. The older trees develop more of a decorative display. It offers a yellow Autumn colouration that is highly contrasted against its fissured, dark bark. The large leaves have a special, strong scent.
Juglans nigra: A very rarely offered walnut species, native to the Middle East. From late May-early June both female and male flowers appear. The female flowers appear in clusters where as the male flowers droop from the branches on 8-10cm long catkins. In the Autumn, the flowers turn to a green/brown plum-like fruit, this is where you will find a large brown nut. The green/brown coated nuts are very hard to break but the seed is edible on all species, however it has more of a bitter taste than the common walnut. They are extremely fast growers, not too fussy to soil conditions and have good drought and cold tolerance. The older trees develop more of a decorative display; they offer a spectacular yellow Autumn colouration.
Juglans mandschurica: A majestic tree with a large crown and composite leaves that can reach up to 3 feet in length. It produces attractive, red female flowers that are seen mostly up in the crown. This species has unusual, elongated, fruits with a velvety skin. The fruits contain 1 large nut which taste similar to the Common Walnut. One mature tree can yield hundreds of kilograms of fruits. This is a very frost hardy species and can grow as much as 1m per year, it also has a valuable, hard wood.
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