What To Plant Under A Black Walnut Tree?

   
   

Types of Plants to use:

 
1. Annuals: 9.  Hosta:
 a. Marigolds  a.  Fire & Ice
 b. Zinnas
 b.  Francess
2. Arborvitae: Mr. Bowling Ball  c.  Francis Williams
3. Burning Bush Shrubs  d.  Golden Tiara
4. Daylily Mix  e.  Love Pat
5. Ferns:  f.  Patriot
 a. Lady Fern 10.  Knockout Roses:
 b. Christmas Fern  a.  Sunny Rose
 c. Cinnamon Fern  b.  Double Pink
 d. Maidenhair Fern  c.  Double Red
6. Grasses: 11.  Phlox:
 a. Hameln Adagio  a.  Creeping Pink, Red, or White
 b. Miscanthus Maiden Grass 12.  Rose of Sharon:
 c. Karl Foerster Grass  a.  Aphrodite
 d. Karley Rose Grass  b.  Ardens
 e. Little Bunny Grass  c.  Blue Satin
 f. Morning Light  d.  Diana
 g. Pink Muhly Grass  e.  Lady Stanley
7. Heuchera:  f.  Lucy
 a. Electric Lime  g.  Morning Star
 b. Southern Comfort 13.  Sedum:
 c. Plum Pudding  a.  Elizabeth
 d. Silver Scrolls  b.  Autumn Fire
8. Honeysuckle:  Pink Tatarian  c.  Dragon’s Blood Red
  14.  Shasta Daisy
   a. Becky
   b. Crazy Daisy
  15.  Vinca Minor “Ralph Shugert’
  16.  Wisteria:
   a. Amethyst Falls
 
    

Tips when planting under a Black Walnut Tree: 

  1. Planting plants resistant to juglone (chemical produced by black walnut trees)

  2. Shade Loving Plants

  3. Plant between the roots of the tree to ensure growth.

  4. Don’t start plants from seed as the seed needs sunlight to grow.

  5. Mulch with 2” layer of wood chips.  This will help in keeping weeds controlled.

  6. Clean up falling leaves and nuts to help reduce the amount of juglone in the soil.

**This list has been taken from recommendations from Purdue and Ohio State Universities.