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Trees, Shrubs and Conifers: Growing under Walnut Tree

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Berkeley Springs, WV
(Zone 6a)

June 5, 2012
12:23 PM

Post #9153360

Greetings All
Can anyone give me advice on shrubs to grow in the partial shade of a Walnut?? I am creating a garden room and wish to make walls of shrubs. The roots are far reaching and I know the jugalon can kill many plants.
I have planted 1 rose in the area because I read they are not affected and will make most of the sunny area walls from roses.
However I need ideas for the part shade area. I am not planting directly under the tree but find the roots 10 feet and further from the walnut.
Thanks in advance for any ideas!!
Green Blessings
Madison, WI

June 18, 2012
8:03 AM

Post #9169861

if you Google "Juglans-safe shrubs", a bunch of sources of lists should come up; I'm dealing with the same factor, and it's said that even dropped twigs on the ground near-by can effect it there, or twigs from trees that were grafted to Black-walnut trees. But there are quite a few plants...trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, that are ok.
Portage, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 18, 2012
1:55 PM

Post #9170369

Yes, Black Walnut are known for clearing an area around themselves. How about things in pots?
Berkeley Springs, WV
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2012
1:52 PM

Post #9182286

Greetings prickersnall and gasrocks
Thank you both for your kind replys...I found quite an extensive list of shrubs vines and perennials...I think a combination of hard scaping some containers and shrubs will create the mystery I'm looking day I'll post before and after pics...
Green Blessings


Northeast, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 1, 2012
2:24 PM

Post #9188936

I have a nice garden growing under & around my black walnuts. Smoke bush / cotinus, lilies and hosta mostly. A few heuchera & a variety of bulbs. There are some peonies near by as well.

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