Online Plant Guide CIE Tours International  
Trees Shrubs Ground Covers Vines Bamboo Grass Corms Ferns Annuals Perennials Rhizomes Bulbs Palms Tubers Gingers

Pterocarya rhoifolia /Japanese Wingnut

Pterocarya rhoifolia  / Pterocarya rhoifolia
Close-up image of compound leaves
View Image (Full)

Close-up image of compound leaves

Summer foliage

Partial canopy of the Japanese wingnut

2007-2018 © All Rights Reserved. Information and images may not be reused without written consent.
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:
Landscape Categories:
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.