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Pterocarya rhoifolia /Japanese Wingnut

Pterocarya rhoifolia  / Pterocarya rhoifolia
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Partial canopy of the Japanese wingnut

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Scientific Name: Pterocarya rhoifolia
Common Name: Japanese Wingnut
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Green
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: Wingnuts are plants in the walnut family and their flowers are monoecious and borne in catkins. The catkins become 10-15 inches long and about 6 months after pollination bear 20-80 nuts strung along them. Scented flowers are monoecious plants. Nuts produced in fall are reported to be edible.