Common English Walnut Sapling Trees
Juglans regiaSapling Trees
- Nuts in October. Autumn colour.
- Needs full sun.
- Not for Hedging.
- Sizes: Saplings & Standards.
- Max. Height: 30m
- Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar.
English Walnut Plants
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The English Walnut tree, Juglans regia, has great autumn colour and makes nuts in the autumn, usually within 10-15 years from planting. If you allow it to grow naturally, it becomes a wide, spreading tree that casts dappled shade and is just the place for a bench and a quiet snooze in the afternoon. If you are stricter and grow it in close company with other walnuts to produce straight trunks without side branches, then the timber is extremely valuable.
The plants on this page are young saplings. You can also buy larger English Walnut trees here. You can also browse our full range of nut trees for sale or see the full variety of fruit trees online.
English Walnut plants are only delivered bareroot, during winter (Nov-March). All of our young trees and shrubs are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).
History & uses of Juglans regia:
Walnuts are native to Greece, the Middle East and temperate mountain regions in Asia. They were brought to Britain by the Romans.
Notes on planting English Walnut:
These are quite slow growing trees that need a sunny spot and good shelter if they are being grown in the North. They are fine on clay soils in the South, but in colder regions they need a light, well drained soil. They aren't suitable for hedging, but their big round canopies start quite close to the ground, so they make good screening in time.
Prepare your site before planting:
It is good to dig over the area where you intend to plant several months in advance. Destroy the weeds first: nettles, brambles and ground elder are tough and Neudorff WeedFree Plus weed-killer is the best way to remove them. Then dig the soil over; remove rocks, roots and other rubbish. Mix in well rotted compost or manure down to the depth of about 2 spades.
If you have a heavy clay soil, it might be too difficult to dig over for most of the year. Heavy clay is fertile soil, so you don't really need to improve it; killing the weeds is still necessary.
Remember to water establishing plants during dry weather for at least a year after planting.
Prepare your site for planting by killing the weeds and grass with Neudorff WeedFree Plus.
If you are planting in an area with rabbit and/or deer, you will need to use a protective plastic spiral for each plant, supported by a bamboo cane.
If your soil quality is poor, we recommend using mycorrhizal "friendly fungi" on the roots of new trees and shrubs.
You can also improve your soil with bonemeal organic fertiliser and Growmore.
After you plant your English Walnut trees, the most important thing to do is water them in dry weather. You will also need to weed around the plants. Both of these will be necessary for at least a year after planting.
Water thoroughly but not too often: let the soil get close to drying out before watering your plants again.
Special notes on caring for English Walnut:
English Walnut is a very tough plant that shouldn't need special attention once it has established. If pruning is necessary, it is best do it in winter. Always hire a tree surgeon to remove large branches.
Hygiene & Diseases:
Dead, damaged or diseased wood can be pruned off as soon as it appears.
Disinfect your pruning tools between every cut if there is any sign of disease.
Burn or dispose of any diseased material, do not compost it.