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Would a Walnut tree thrive by the sea in South Devon/Cornwall?

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  • Posted: Tue. 1st June 2010 09:41

Re: Walnuts by the sea?

Reply from Kathy C

Hello, Roland,
As a general rule, Juglans regis needs a sunny site, sheltered from cold, drying winds. They are very cold tolerant when dormant but young growth can be damaged by late frosts. They must have full sun and do not like wet soils. Having said all that, there are some lovely specimens in Cornwall, so I think where you are is the only place in England that they will survive a coastal setting (as long as it is not on a cliff overlooking the sea all by itself)!
Kathy C

  • Posted: Tue. 1st June 2010 19:46