Juglans cinerea
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Juglans cinerea

white walnut

  family juglandaceae 
  genus juglans 

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Genus  Juglans Species  cinerea Variety  Cultivar  Common names  butternut   white walnut Family  JUGLANDACEAE Specimen number  S13902 Data source  Allergy p258;DyePl p28,32;DyeFib p47;MedPl p222
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit    Overall height  100' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The hulls of Juglans cinerea have been used in traditional fabric dyeing. Tan and tan are common colors produced with Butternut (also known as white walnut).
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen  Light Hay fever season  Apr 01 - May 31 Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  laxative   tonic   lowers cholesterol   anthelmintic   antimicrobial   astringent Medicinal parts  Inner bark Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Juglans cinerea has traditionally been used in many herbal remedies including: as a laxative, as a tonic, as a cholesterol reducer and as an anthelmintic. (More are listed in the medicinal properties section.) Herbal remedies are only prepared from the inner bark. This is a light producer of pollen but should cause problems to only the most sensitive hay fever sufferers. Hay fever season usually extends from April to May.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Hulls Dye color  tan,gray
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Juglans cinerea is a native plant in the natural environment that occurs throughout US and CA. Butternut (in some places called white walnut) is considered to have originated from Eastern US and North Central US.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Juglans cinerea is a woody perennial.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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