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Elder flowers and berry, elderberry shrub

Heartnut trees, scientifically known as Juglans ailantifolia var. cordiformis, are exceptionally cool for several reasons. Firstly, they are known for their unique and heart-shaped nuts, which make them visually distinct from other walnut trees. Secondly, Heartnut trees are prized for their delicious, sweet-flavored nuts, making them a sought-after choice for nut enthusiasts and culinary purposes. Additionally, these trees are relatively disease-resistant and can thrive in a variety of soil types, making them relatively low-maintenance for home gardeners. Lastly, their striking foliage and elegant appearance also contribute to their appeal as ornamental trees, enhancing the aesthetics of gardens and landscapes.


Mature Height: 40 - 50 feet


Hardiness Zone: 5a - 8


Pollination: Pollination: Self fertile, however will have better nut production with at least two trees


Gene Source: Mixed genes from cultivar parent trees, including Imshu, Wright, Bates, and Campbell CW3

Walnut, Heartnut Seedling (Bareoot)

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