Walnut - Juglans regia


    Spreading tree to 30 metres with smooth greyish bark eventually fissured. Leaves alternate, pinnate, with 7 to 9 elliptical untoothed leaflets, aromatic when crushed.

    Identification difficulty

    Often planted but sometimes naturalised.

    When to see it

    Flowers April to May.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales, mainly as a result of planting.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland usually as a planted tree. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 14 of the 617 tetrads but some specimens may not have been recorded at the time as planted trees were not always included depending on their location.

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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