Seedling Heartnut

(Juglans ailantifolia)

Full to Part Sun. Attractive spreading growth, height 30′, vigorous fast grower, self fertile

After trying my first heartnuts straight from the tree at a local Amish farm, I was impressed!  I lightly brushed off the husk, tapped the shell with my pocketknife on a fencepost and “ding!” the shell came apart in halves and the whole heart-shaped nut fell out intact.  Add to this the flavor that was like a sweeter cross between English/black walnuts and you get one incredible nut!  Anyone who has dealt with the difficulty of black walnut processing will love this change of pace.  Heartnuts are smaller trees, spreading more to make an attractive yard tree with white bark like English walnuts.  I’ve seen a few plants at various spots and they are all growing incredibly fast, putting on 4’ a year.  Somewhat self-fertile.  Seedlings are variable in nut size and may not be a true heart-shape.  Full to part sun; Zone 5-8.  Height 30’ . .

3″ pots $3.50, Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.