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Juglans cinerea

Common Name(s): Butternut
Family: Juglandaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 105 to 210 (days)
Precipitation: 26 to 80 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -33° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Medium and coarse textures
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity: Full sun
Requires 1900 GDD (50 F). No shade or salinity tolerance. Native from southern Canada to Georgian and west to Great Plains. Illinois timber crop. More hardy than black walnut.
Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew
Environ. - shelter, Food - nut, Material - wood


Geographical Origin:
Southwestern USA
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