Butternut ranges from Eastern US as far North as NB and PQ. It is a large tree with a trunk that forks early to form several stout leaders that will fork out again to establish a round oval shape. Butternut is smaller than the black walnut tree. The compound leaves are attractive and the nuts are edible although hard to crack. The effort is worth it as the nuts do taste like butter! Butternut adds an exotic look to any planting. A fungal disease affecting butternut has invaded the Maritimes but it has not reached PEI. Butternut is listed as endangered.
Compound and green
Prune in late winter once coldest days passed. Irregular habit requires attention while young to establish good structure. Needs sheltered location.
Full sun. Sheltered location in deep, rich, moist soil to accommodate its tap root.