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Planting under Walnut trees?

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Joined: 3/27/2008
Location: Wa
Posts: 3
Posted: Mar/27/2008 12:46 PM PST

I've just found this forum and would love advice on plants to grow under my english walnut trees. The only plants that grow well so far are daylily and bleeding heart along with spring bulbs like grape hyacinth,daffodils and bluebells. Help a newbie out...please!
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Joined: 4/24/2008
Location: Chesapeake VA
Posts: 1954
Posted: Apr/30/2008 6:42 PM PST

I'll ask my mother-in-law, she has black walnuts.
I think she was complaining about the same thing, and mentioned that those same plants are the only ones that grow well. I'll see if she's found anymore that grow...
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Joined: 3/28/2008
Location: Lancaster, SC
Posts: 16643
Posted: May/01/2008 3:41 AM PST

It sounds like that's a wonderful plenty--"daylily and bleeding heart along with spring bulbs like grape hyacinth,daffodils and bluebells." I wish I could have all that with or without a tree.
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Joined: 7/02/2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 769
Posted: May/22/2008 10:39 AM PST .html

There is a list of plants at the link that are tolerant to that agent the walnut trees put out. Apparently, the juglone in the plants leaves, etc. stops a lot of plants from growing.
Joined: 5/20/2008
Location: The EU
Posts: 75
Posted: May/26/2008 12:24 PM PST

I have a lage English Walnut tree as well, I have had tulips and those lillies I just chopped down grow well under it. I have recently planted or transplanted my Eucalyptus tree to jut half way under the walnut tree, seems so far, to be doing well. I have also planted Jerusalem artichokes and Giant sunflowers. Sunflowers are struggling, J . Artichokes are really getting tall I wil use this a a privacy border
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Joined: 4/04/2006
Location: NE Ohio, deck chuckin' fool
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Posted: Aug/02/2008 5:25 PM PST

I've heard there's a lot of things that won't grow under walnut trees so what I'd do is plant just a few of a certain plant if I was unsure to see how they fare. My neighbor had a walnut tree and my dad put a swing in it for me when I was a kid. There was an ancient tractor under it, but I dont' think it grew there. The only thing that was growing around them was weedy stuff.
Joined: 2/20/2011
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 1
Posted: Mar/08/2011 9:13 PM PST

A Hackberry tree will grow under a walnut tree.
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