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Buy Nut Trees at Nature Hills Nursery

Edible Nut Trees are very popular and sought-after edible landscaping and shade trees! The recent emphasis on healthy eating, providing habitat for wildlife, and backyard food sustainability has brought even more attention to edible Nut Trees!

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Not Just For The Squirrels!

Nuts are one of the best plant sources of protein! They are rich in fiber, phytonutrients, and antioxidants such as Vitamin E and selenium. Nut trees such as Almonds, Hazelnut, Pecan, and Walnut are all touted as heart-friendly!

Nuts are an important source of nutrients for both humans and wildlife. Squirrels, turkeys, and many other wildlife species rely on nuts for a major part of their diet. Songbirds adore the shelter and strong limbs to nest in! 

Non-Edible Nut Tree Varieties

Not all Nut Trees in this category are edible, most are just vital food sources for all walks of wildlife and birds!

Non-edible Nut trees in this category are:

Nut Tree Uses as Landscape Trees

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Edible and non-edible Nut Trees contribute to the landscape and your home's curb appeal with their stately size and lush shade attributes! Many of these trees also have fragrant spring flowers and fantastic fall color!

  • Walnut and Pecan trees are good shade trees and are attractive specimen lawn trees.
  • Hazelnut trees are used for their attractiveness in landscaping settings and work as shelterbelts, windbreaks, and hedges, as often as they are grown for their tasty nuts!
  • Lumber from Pecan and Black Walnut trees is highly valued, and wood from these trees is used for many construction and tool-making endeavors.
  • Almond trees have outstandingly gorgeous spring blossoms
  • Horse Chestnut blooms will amaze you when they appear at the ends of each branch in upright spires! You'll be amazed again when the spikey seeds full of conkers, or large green clusters appear later in the year!
  • Hazelnut trees are more shrubby but also great specimen trees and create great hedges for screening and shelterbelts.

Pollinators adore the flowers of most of these Nut Tree varieties! When one of these trees are planted - songbirds will come! Sheltering limbs and lush foliage are prime real estate for birds to nest in and wildlife to take shelter among!

Unique Nut Trees To Choose From

Lesser known Edible Nut trees to include in your landscape that are sure to not be common sites in your neighborhood are:

  • Chestnut Tree
  • Buckeye Trees
  • Hornbeam Trees
  • Beech Trees
  • Butternut Trees

Quick Notes On Care

Nut Trees need full sun to do their best, and most need a well-drained site with ample room for their roots to spread.

Provide young trees with regular water and a 3-4 inch layer of mulch to get them established. Once established, supplemental moisture helps during the summer to set a large crop. Mulch beneath the canopy of mature trees makes nut clean up and collection easier and keeps the lawnmower from tossing a few.

Many Nut Trees, including Walnuts, Pecans, and Almonds are not self-fertile and do best when there is a pollinator partner tree planted near by. If this is the case, Nature Hills provides a list of suitable pollinator trees for you to view.

Get started growing your own double-duty ornamental tree in your landscape from Nature Hills today! Click the photos of our edible nut trees to learn more, or call our plant experts at (402) 934-8116.

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