Yellowhorn Tree Or Shrub Information
Yellowhorn is a great tree for backyard gardeners or permaculturists because it serves many purposes. It can be grown as a shrub or tree with delicate, feathery foliage and stunning white flowers with red throats with a similar bloom time to lilacs.
Bees can be found in these flowers which then turn to unique green leathery looking pods. In mid-summer, these pods open up releasing several brown marble sized nuts.
These nuts can be eaten raw or roasted. The flavour has been described as buttery, peanut with a hint of vanilla and a slightly bitter after taste.
Yellowhorn can be expected to bear nuts from 3 years and up, have had no disease or pest problems and are easy to care for. Some trees may produce suckers which can be cut out or transplanted.
A lovely, deciduous small nut tree with beautiful upright panicles of large white flowers with a deep red center in late spring. At 3 to 4 years starts producing edible nuts in mid-summer which can be eaten raw or roasted.
Full sun, average soil, height approx. 25 ft.
Uses: Ideal for edible landscaping and wildlife gardens, biodiesel fuel
- Self-fertile but reported to do better with a pollinator.
- 50 seeds $20
- 6 to 12-inch seedling $15.00
Please reserve for spring 2019
Curly Frog Farm has several species of hardwood trees inter-planted with conifers and fruit trees based on principles and innovative practices such as sustainability and agroforestry. Nut species such as black walnut, English walnut, trazels, and yellow horn are planted for their timber value as well as for biodiversity, food and wildlife. Among the nut trees are Christmas trees, mulberry and paw paw fruit trees, herbs, black raspberries, vegetables and flowers.