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Q.Can Butternut Trees Be Planted By All Shrubs Or Trees?

Zone Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada | Anonymous added on July 16, 2021 | Answered

I was thinking about planting this tree by ninebarks , spirea , nan king cherry and thunder child weeping crab. I have heard you can’t plant the butternut tree by some other trees and bushes. Is this true?

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Answered on August 3, 2021

I would isolate this tree far from others. The roots will produce juglone, which many plants are sensitive to. If you cannot isolate, then you may choose to grow this in a very large container.

Here is an article that will help you with their care:


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