Heartnut Juglans ailantifolia Cordiformis

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Botanical Name:

Juglans ailantifolia Cordiformis

Family:

Juglandaceae

Genus:

Juglans

Species:

ailantifolia

Cultivar:

Cordiformis

Common Name:

Heartnut

Height:
50-60 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 120 days.
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, keep moist, mulch the seed bed, can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination.
Other: Should be cleaned prior to treatment or sowing.
In a Nutshell:
* In this variety the seeds are heart shaped. The shells are hard and the meats flavorful.
* The fruit is a nut , produced in bunches of 4-10 together, the nut is spherical, 3-5 cm long and broad, surrounded by a green husk before maturity in mid autumn.
* Grown mostly as a novelty due to the heart shaped fruit. They really are perfect hearts!
* The very bold, decorative leaves and the attractive catkins produced in spring make it an excellent ornamental tree for planting in parks and large gardens. more...
* Differs from the straight species in that the nuts are heart-shaped, thin-shelled, and easily cracked.
* Wyman says the kernals come out whole.