|Botanical Name||Juglans cinerea|
|Mature Height||60 Feet|
|Mature Width||20 Feet|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun - Partial Shade|
|Hardiness Zone||Zone 4|
Butternut is a medium-sized tree that belongs to the walnut family and produces delicious buttery edible nuts in the fall. The bark of younger trees is grey and smooth, becoming ridged as it ages. Butternut is easily recognized by its compound leaves, which are made up of 11 to 17 leaflets (each nine to 15 centimeters long) arranged in a feather-like pattern. The fruit is a large nut that contains a single seed surrounded by a light green, sticky, fuzzy husk. Makes a wonderful edible shade tree.