Sep 24 , 2018
Myth: You can’t grow anything near a black walnut tree.
Truth: While the roots of black walnut (Juglans nigra) do release an allelopathic chemical known as juglone that inhibits the growth of some plants, there are many plants that will grow beneath and near black walnut trees. Examples include tulips, daffodils, Japanese maple, lilac, and flowers such as foxglove, purple coneflower, begonia and impatiens. Your local cooperative extension will have a complete list for your region. Read our 10 tips for landscaping around a tree.