How Do You Care For An English Walnut Tree?
The English walnut tree (Juglans regia Carpathian), also known as the Persian walnut, is a favored nut-bearing landscape tree. Hardy in United States Zones 5 to 9, English walnut trees offer a bountiful harvest for humans and wildlife as well as summer shade and winter ornamental interest. Fast-growing, drought tolerant, self-pollinating and disease resistant, English walnut trees are easy to care for assets in both cottage garden and urban landscapes. English walnut trees will reach 50 to 60 feet tall at maturity. Test your soil. Take a soil sample to your local landscape center or state extension service to have the soil evaluated for nutrient content. Supplement the soil. Soil lacking in iron will benefit from an application of bone meal. Sprinkle bone meal around the base of the tree, following package instructions. Cover the area around the base of the tree with a 2 to 3-inch layer of a mixture of equal parts of organic compost and peat moss to conserve moisture and help control w