Walnut trees are not native to Britain, being originally brought to the UK by the Romans who grew the species for its nuts. Although its nuts are still enjoyed as food, walnut is now often grown for its timber, which is fine with a decorative, wavy grain.
Estimate full grown height: 25-35 metres, growing an estimated 100cm each year.
Purchase size and growth: Please be aware that these walnut saplings are smaller than usual (5cm+) but perfectly formed. They are well rooted, healthy saplings that will grow into big, strong walnut trees. Cell grown trees can be planted all year round in most situations as long as they are given the correct care. Please note, depending upon the time of year you receive your sapling (particularly early spring) it may not look very perky upon arrival. but please do not worry, as once it has been planted it should pick up quickly.
Value to wildlife: Walnut leaves are the food plant for caterpillars of a number of micro moths, and the nuts are eaten by mammals including mice and squirrels.
Preferred soil type or environmental conditions: Walnut prefers well-drained, fertile and alkaline loam soils (a soil that is not very clayey or sandy).
UK and Ireland Sourced and Grown (UKISG): Every sapling that we provide is UK and Ireland sourced and grown to minimise the risk of importing and spreading tree pests and diseases. Seeds are collected and stored in the UK and Ireland, and they are all coded and batched so that we can track each individual tree.
Learn more about this tree on our walnut species profile.