Butternut Walnut Seedlings
- Hardiness: USDA Zone 3
- Size at Maturity: 60 feet tall 30 feet wide
- Edible, Flowering
- Locally Sourced Seedlings
Juglans cinerea is referred to as White Walnut or Butternut and is one of the only walnut trees native to Canada. Unfortunately, a fungal disease has almost eliminated the tree in its native range. In a strange stroke of luck, the species has found refuge in Edmonton – located much further West and North of its native range and (at present) free from its fungal invader. Forest City Plants is offering seedlings from two locally sourced trees that have proven hardy to our climate.
The butternut is an excellent shade tree and prized for its flower, nuts, and wood.
Historic “Tuck Shop Tree” Seedlings
The Tuck Shop Tree is a heritage Butternut located on the campus of the University of Alberta that was located next to the Varsity Truck Shop. In the 1960s, the tree was moved to the North-end of campus.
The butternut tree isn’t the only thing that has survived as the University of Alberta Alumni recently published a link to the Tuck Shop’s famous Cinnamon Buns.