Hardiness Zone: 3 – 7

Height: 40 – 60 ft.

Spread: 40 – 60 ft.

Bloom Time: May – June

Bloom Color: Yellowish green

Sun: Full sun

Soil: Prefers moist, rich, well drained

Foliage: Undistinguished yellow in fall

Growth Rate: Rapid

Type: Deciduous

Benefit: Attracts butterfly larvae and squirrels. Can be tapped to collect sap like Maple sap, butternut sap can be reduced through boiling to produce sweet syrup. Fruit is edible with sweet oily taste, do not eat if allergic to nuts and the husk of the fruit and bark can be used to make a yellow dye.