Suzanne Longley Farm

The black walnut tree provides a magnificent look, growing upright. Its open branching profile forms a broad rounded crown. Wildlife enjoy its delicious nuts. Photo by Don Glentzer.


Black Walnut

Juglans nigra

The black walnut tree generally grows 50 to 80 feet. Its bark is dark and smooth when young, becoming even darker and fissured with age. The meat of the nut is sweet and edible and attracts wildlife.

It is fairly well adapted to a wide range of soils from sandy to heavy clays. It likes plenty of moisture and good drainage.


Its deciduous leaves provide yellow fall color. Photo by Don Glentzer.