This tree produces a delicious, buttery nut that truly lives up to its name. Don't let the rough shell fool you! They are native to the Midwest, eastern and southern US but will do well throughout most of the country. They are the hardiest member of the walnut family. Zone 3-9. NO BUTTERNUT TREES CAN BE SHIPPED TO MO, KS, IN, MI, IA, NE, MN
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These seedlings are crosses between butternut and heartnut. Some of these 'Buartnuts' may combine the best qualities of both species. Most butternut trees, including named varieties, that have proven resistant to butternut canker have, through genetic testing, turned out to be buartnut hybrids that looked like butternuts.