Asiatic lilies and black walnut tree

Asked September 6, 2018, 9:53 AM EDT

Can Asiatic lilies thrive near black walnut trees? If not, should I move the lilies now, wait til Spring to move them, or winter the bulbs indoors and then plant in the spring?

Dakota County Minnesota black walnut asiatic lilies

1 Response

According to experts at the Morton Arboretum, Asiatic lilies are sensitive to juglone produced by black walnut trees. If you have lilies growing near black walnut trees, move the lilies this fall after the foliage declines.