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Juglans nigra 'Black Gem'

Common Name(s):
Black Gem walnut
Categories:
Edible Plants, Native Plants, Trees
Comment:

Black gem walnut tree is a cultivar of black walnut, a native tree species to North America. It grows rather fast when young but will slow down after mature. The taproot contains juglone which might affect other plants living beneath the canopy. It is a source for lumber. Heat tolerant.

Height:
40-60 ft.
Flower:
The yellow flower is not showy, blooms in late spring.
Zones:
5-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Full sun. Well-drained, moist soil. Heat tolerant.
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright, rounded crown
Edibility:
This tree produces a large, light-colored nut with high nutmeat percentage. It is delicious and easy to slip off the husk. Ripens in late September.
Width:
40-60 ft.
Growth Rate:
Fast
Leaf:
It features alternate, odd-pinnately compound, ovate-shaped green leaves with serrate margin.
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 3021