Juglans regia, also known as the Common Walnut or Persian Walnut is a medium-sized, broad-crowned deciduous tree. Leaves appear in late spring as orangey- brown shoots that turn a fresh green before maturing into textured sturdy foliage that falls with the frost. Its bark is smooth, which sets Common Walnut apart from the Black Walnut that has a textured, broken bark from an early age. Yellowgreen male and female catkins in late spring. Smooth husks enclose edible creamy-white nuts although it takes some years to fruit.
Juglans Growing Tips: The walnut family like deep, well drained soil and full sun or partial shade.