Broadview Walnut Trees
The Broadview Walnt Tree is a self fertile deciduous cultivar. This walnut is a popular choice of walnut to grow in our gardens.
|Approx height when sent||
1.5 – 1.75 7L metres
|Ultimate height and spread||
9 metres x 6 metres
|When to plant||
A medium sized self fertile deciduous tree with distinctive ridged bark and aromatic foliage turning butter yellow in autumn. Insignificant female flowers and male catkins are followed by a delicious abundance of nuts in the autumn providing a valuable source of phosphorus.
It can be kept to a manageable size of around 12-15ft (3-4 metres) with regular pruning, making it suitable for smaller gardens, pruning also encourages heavier fruiting. With the right care prolific fruiting may begin after just three years of being planted.
Walnuts do not need a lot of maintenance. They prefer sun and a heavy moist soil and in spring, weed, mulch and spray with seaweed solution.
In summer young fruit can be picked for pickling and come autumn enjoy the wonderful bounty of nuts the tree provides. Walnuts must only be pruned in autumn as they bleed in spring. They usually require minimal pruning but branches can become massive so remove badly positioned ones early.
The tree is not very valuable for wildlife but provides shelter and beauty on the landscape. and Not that we want any more grey squirrels but Red squirrels used to thrive on the nuts.
Broadview copes well in the British climate, largely because its leaves appear quite late in the season meaning that it is less susceptible to frost damage in Spring than other varieties.
Pinnate leaves around 25-40cm long, each with 5-9 leaflets
Attractive mid green foliage
Bark is smooth when young, developing large fissures as it matures
Ultimate height and spread (if left unpruned) 30ft x 20ft
Nuts split open when ready for harvest in autumn – usually around late October