Butternut Walnut Seedlings
Referred to as White Walnut or Butternut, Juglans cinerea 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 offers seedlings from two locally sourced trees that have proven cold hardy to our climate.
Prized for its flowers, nuts, and wood, the Butternut is also an excellent shade tree.
- Hardiness: USDA Zone 3
- Size at Maturity: 60 feet tall, 30 feet wide
- Edible, Flowering
- Locally Sourced Seedlings
Historic “Tuck Shop Tree” Seedlings
The Tuck Shop Tree is a heritage Butternut located on the University of Alberta campus next to the Varsity Truck Shop. The Tuck Shop Tree tree was moved to the North-end of campus in the 1960s.
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.