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A fast-growing, broadly columnar deciduous tree growing to a height of 24m and is native to eastern USA. Leaves are lance-shaped to ovate and mid green become yellow in autumn before falling. Bark is smooth and a grey-brown colour and becomes fissured with age. Bears greenish-yellow, small and thin rounded nuts which are not edible hence the common name! Bitternut timber is used for smoking hams and bacon.
How to propagate Bitternut
You can propagate the seeds in the autumn.
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