Juglans californica var. californica
From California Natives Wiki
Species Name: Juglans californica var. californica
Common Name: Southern California Black Walnut
- Limited distribution. Endangered in a portion of its range. Endemic to California. Tolerates heat, smog, and drought. Great on slopes. Highly recommended for bird habitat.
- Plant Family: Juglandaceae
- Plant Type: Tree
- Height by Width: 20' H x 5-10' W
- Growth Habit: Small, spreading, multi-branched
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Sun Exposure: Full sun
- Soil Preference: Adaptable
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
- Cold Hardy to:
- Flower Season: Spring
- Flower Color: Yellow
- Endangered?: List 4 / Red 1-2-3
- Distribution: Outer South Coast Range (Santa Lucia Mtns), Southern Transverse Range, Northern Peninsular Ranges (Santa Ana Mtns.)
- Natural Habitat: Chaparral, cismontane woodland, coastal scrub/alluvial. Slopes, canyons, valleys. Elevation: 150-3000'
- Care and Maintenance
- Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "A low growing deciduous tree of spreading habit, often with several trunks. Makes a good small shade tree; bears small edible nuts with hard shells, but of delicious flavor. Gallon cans, 40c."
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