Audubon® Native Butternut

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SKU
10004520

Introducing the National Audubon Society line of native plants and trees that are geared to help birds and wildlife thrive in your area! The tasty Audubon® Native Butternut Tree (Juglans cinerea) is a Black Walnut relative, has also known as White Walnut, these majestic trees have a long history for use making furniture and supporting wildlife!

Boasting leaves similar to Walnut trees, the pinnate, tropical-looking foliage provides lush shade. The male catkins wind pollinate the female flower spikes, becoming clusters of tasty nuts! The fruit is not round, but long and skinny like a Pecan! Sweet, tasty, energy-rich nuts in fall are relished by birds and wildlife. Humans too harvest the rich, buttery-flavored treats for baking, confections and fresh eating.

Winter reveals the pale gray bark surrounding the attractive light golden wood, which is popular for paneling and furniture! It’s also tough enough to withstand wind and storms, shrugging off ice and the weight of snow easily.

Planting and Application:

Butternut Tree nuts are your wildlife’s staple to fatten up for the winter. These trees play host to a wide variety of insect larvae, which are songbirds’ most important food source when raising chicks. Broad limbs for shelter and nesting, these are truely beneficial keystone trees!

Excellent Shade Trees and specimens, Butternuts grow into a rounded, short, and stocky shape with a wide-spreading, open canopy. Long-lived, these are lasting memorial and legacy trees that will provide grandeur for generations!

  • Great Yellow Fall Color
  • Caterpillar Host Plant Supports Over 130 Species of Moths & Butterflies
  • Supports Chickadees, Cardinals, Titmice, Nuthatches, Grosbeaks & Sparrows
  • Tasty Nuts for Wildlife, Humans & Birds
  • Memorial Tree, Shade, Specimen, Nesting & Food Source

#ProPlantTips for Care:

For Butternut Trees, full sun and moderate moisture are the ideal conditions. Adaptable and hardy throughout USDA zones 3-7, these thrive in a wide range of climates.

  • Prune When Dormant
  • Mulch & Add Nature Hills Root Booster
  • Thrives in Acidic & Alkaline Soils
  • Prefers Loam, Moist & Rich Well-Drained Soil, Tolerates Wet & Clay Soil

Generations to come will look upon your Audubon® Native Butternut Tree for its beauty and birds will flock to your yard for shelter and food! Order your own majestic legacy tree today at NatureHills.com!

Audubon® Plant Information

Bird-Friendly native trees and plants provide food and shelter for local and migrating birds, as well as other wildlife. By purchasing and planting native flora, you will support Audubon's conservation mission and impact, while helping birds and wildlife thrive!

  • Grown Without Neonicotinoids
  • Audubon® is Licensed & Registered to the National Audubon Society
  • May Not Be Available in Non-Native Regions, States or Countries - Check Here
  • Audubon® Native Plants & Trees are Exclusively Grown by Bower & Branch

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Audubon® Native Butternut Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Audubon Native Plants & Trees
Botanical Name Juglans cinerea
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 40 - 60 feet
Mature Spread 40 - 60 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Adaptable to Most Soils
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No