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Walnut Trees

Walnut trees are some of the easiest and most productive nut trees to grow at home. Our selection features varieties of English walnut trees (Juglans regia) and black walnut trees (Juglans nigra), as well as Heartnut (Juglans cordiformis) and Butternut trees (Juglans cinerea). We even offer exclusive varieties that you won’t find anywhere else. Plant a stately walnut tree in your landscape and save money with cooling summer shade and edible nut harvests. As the tree grows, it will become tall and majestic, making a gorgeous addition to any open space. The nuts you harvest are loaded with nutrients and minerals, and they can be enjoyed as snacks, in salads, or as tasty ingredients in cookies, cakes, breads and more. When you plant one of these trees in your yard, it will bring you the best of beauty and productivity.

Enter your zip code to find your hardiness zone, see which trees and plants are best suited for your area, and learn your next ideal planting time.

Buyer's Guide

To ensure your growing success and satisfaction, there are a few things to consider when you buy a walnut tree.

We grow two main types of walnut trees:

  • Black Walnut Trees These varieties are known for excellent lumber and nutritious nuts, black walnut trees are also enjoyed as domestic shade trees.
  • English Walnut Trees The nuts from this fast-growing tree are delicately flavored and thin-shelled, making them easy to crack open and eat.

Zone Compatibility

Your climate plays an important role in whether a tree will produce nuts or even survive. Our walnut trees can be grown in many different climates, including many parts in the North, anywhere in the Midwest, and because of their heat tolerance, most areas in the South and West. Before ordering, make sure your selection’s recommended hardiness zone range includes your area.

Proper Pollination

Most of our walnut trees are self-pollinating, which is ideal if you have limited growing space. If you do have enough room, we always recommend planting another compatible variety for optimum production. For the trees that do require pollination, make sure you check our descriptions to see which pollinating varieties our experts recommend. Inadequate pollination for those varieties can be the reason why they produce poorly or don’t bear nuts at all.

Shipping Information

Most of our walnut trees are shipped to you in our exclusive EZ Start® bottomless pots. These containers allow some roots to be air pruned as they grow out the bottom, so that a dense mass of productive feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting and establishing easier and quicker. These roots also help to accelerate growth rates and induce earlier nuts. When shipped to you, the trees will be approximately 1-2' tall.

Upgrade Option

If you would like a head start on growing one of our walnut trees, some of our varieties are available with an upgrade to one of our Select EZ Start® potted trees. When shipped to you, these larger, top-grade selections will be approximately 3-4' tall.

Promise of Satisfaction

Since 1816, Stark Bro's has promised to please customers with the very best fruit trees and landscaping products, no matter what. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, let us know within a year of delivery and we will send you a free one-time replacement or a refund of the full purchase price.

Which option is best for me?

Bare-root Trees

Trees that are shipped without soil to ensure good contact with soil in your yard. When shipped, they are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. When they mature, they will be one of three sizes*:


Matures to be about 8-10' tall and wide. Provides an abundance of full-size fruit.


Matures to be about 12-15' tall and wide. Gives maximum fruit yield per square foot.


Matures to be about 15-25' tall and 20' wide. A multi-purpose fruit and shade tree.

Stark Supreme Tree®

Top-grade, bare-root trees that give you a head start on growing. When shipped, they are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter.

EZ Start® Potted Trees

Trees in bottomless pots that allow some roots to be air pruned, so that a dense mass of productive, feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting easier. Mature sizes vary. When shipped, they are about 1-2' tall.

Select EZ Start® Potted Trees

Top-grade, potted trees chosen to give you a head start on growing. When shipped to you, they are about 3-4' tall.

*Tree sizes may vary by variety. See our Growing Guide for details.