Do you garden under a Black Walnut tree? Have you searched the internet seeking lists of species that grow under Black Walnuts only to discover that the lists are sometimes contradictory, or that (even worse) they are waaaaay too short to satisfy your jonesing for plants?
Is your Black Walnut tree interfering with your gardening pleasure, making you irritable, or adversely affecting your overall life enjoyment quotient?
Have you cut down a Black Walnut tree or had thoughts of cutting one down?
I’m here to help. Click on the “Black Walnut Society” link in my menu bar and you will see that I have started compiling a list of plants that I am personally growing under the Black Walnuts in my yard. Yes, it is just one garden, but I have taken it on as a mission to try growing as many different kinds of plants under my BWs as possible, and then report the results to you. I have even listed some plants which I have personally watched die slow, excruciating deaths under the boughs of my Black Walnuts, so that maybe I can save you a tiny bit of heartbreak.
Now, I would also love for this page to act as a sort of Black Walnut Support Group, so if you have a plant growing under your Juglans nigra that you can mention in the Comments Section, I will send you an official Black Walnut Society t-shirt (on the back: “Nobody’s jugloning this nigra”).
No, I don’t really have t-shirts, but leave a plant suggestion anyway! The lists out on the internet are pretty good for trees, but are sorely lacking on cool perennials that live under Black Walnuts, and I know there are many more than what I have that can live. Sure, you could always go over to GardenWeb for some of this info, but my site is just much cooler!
So read about what I have growing under my Black Walnuts and add your own suggestions, my fellow Juglonites!