The American Butternut, also known as a white walnut, is valued for its wood, nuts, and shade. In spring it produces yellowish-green flowers that produce buttery tasting nuts in the fall. The nuts can be eaten and used in baking. Wildlife, such as birds and other small mammals are also attracted to the butternut. Plant in a landscape setting to help isolate the tree from the butternut canker which has decimated native butternuts.
- Yellow fall foliage
- Self-fertile, but plant in groups for best results
- Bears nuts in 7-10 years