Plant Care English Walnut

English Walnut

About English Walnut

English Walnut is a deciduous tree native to Europe and Asia. It grows 40-60 feet tall and wide with a rounded spreading crown. It will generally produce a good crop of fruit in about 15-20 years. It is difficult to transplant due to a deep taproot and doesn't do well in hot humid climates.


Juglans regia

Also known as

Walnut, English walnut, Persian walnut, Carpathian walnut and Madeira walnut

How to care for English Walnut

💦 Water

How often to water your English Walnut

Water needs for English Walnut
0.5 cups
every 9

English Walnut needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of English Walnut

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for English Walnut in your home

Light needs and placement for plant English Walnut: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

English Walnut love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

English Walnut does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of English Walnut in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize English Walnut

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for English Walnut: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your English Walnut after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

English Walnut is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing English Walnut →

Common English Walnut Problems →

💦 Water Needs

English Walnut prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

English Walnut Water Frequency →

English Walnut Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

English Walnut requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

English Walnut Light Requirements →

English Walnut Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

English Walnut Toxicity to Cats →

English Walnut Toxicity to Dogs →

English Walnut Toxicity to Humans →

🪴 Soil

English Walnut does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for English Walnut →

When and How to Successfully Repot English Walnut →

💩 Fertilizer

English Walnut should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize English Walnut →

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

English Walnut grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune English Walnut →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
English Walnut can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-7b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

English Walnut Temperature Tolerance →

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.

Care Summary for English Walnut

English Walnut

English Walnut

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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