Wing Nut (Hybrid)

Pterocarya fraxinifolia x stenoptera is a genus of deciduous trees in the walnut family and is commonly referred to as wingnut or winged nut trees. These trees are known for their distinctive winged fruit, which resembles a large flattened walnut.

The Appearance

A large deciduous tree with a broad, spreading crown and pinnate leaves. It produces clusters of winged nuts in autumn.


The Produce

The fruit consists of a capsule with wing-like extensions, often arranged in pairs along a central stalk.


The Flowers

Produces small, greenish flowers in long, hanging catkins in spring.


The Leaves

Each leaflet is serrated along the edges, creating a finely toothed outline.


The Bark

The bark is smooth and gray when young, becoming more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers moist, well-drained soils and full sun. Commonly found in riverbanks and floodplains.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and insects. The nuts are eaten by birds and small mammals.


The Culture

Valued for its timber and ornamental appeal. Often planted in parks and large gardens.


Fun Facts

The Wing Nut is known for its distinctive clusters of winged nuts, which give the tree its name.

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