For other uses, see Tallnut (disambiguation).
Tall-nut is opening a chain of stores for Tall and Taller gentlemen. "I'll shell out the savings to you!"

Tall-nut's Almanac entry in Plants vs. Zombies 2

Tall-nut is a defensive plant appearing in both of the main series Plants vs. Zombies games. It costs 125 sun and has an identical recharge time of the Wall-nut, but also has twice as much health. Additionally, Tall-nut can also block several flying enemies from passing through, forcing them to eat it instead.


Tall-nut is based on the edible walnut seed, specifically the Juglans regia. Its name is a cross between "Wall-nut" and "tall", referring to Tall-nut's incredible height helping the plant blocking flying enemies and the fact that it is a nut.


Plants vs. Zombies

Tall-nut is unlocked after completing Level 3-8. Tall-nut can block the following enemies:

Tall-nuts can withstand 144 bites, and its appearance changes at 48 bites and 96 bites, before finally being eaten at 144 bites. Winning Pogo Party without using Tall-nuts and Magnet-shrooms will give the player the Sproing! Sproing! achievement.

In Beghouled and Beghouled Twist, the Tall-nut acts as Wall-nut's upgrade. The player needs to spend 250 sun to upgrade the Wall-nuts.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

To obtain Tall-nut, the player must complete Wild West - Day 18 in the international version or buy it for 200,000 coins in the Chinese version. It can prevent the following zombies from advancing:

Tall-nuts can withstand 160 bites and its appearance changes at 53 bites and 107 bites before being eaten at 160 bites. Using Plant Food on five Tall-nuts in a single level will give the player the High Five achievement. Tall-nut is also an upgrade for Wall-nut for 1000 sun in Beghouled, along with Endurian.

Almanac entry

Tallnut almanac pc

Plants vs. Zombies


Tall-nuts are heavy-duty wall plants that can't be vaulted or jumped over.

Toughness: very high
Special: can't be vaulted or jumped over

People wonder if there's a rivalry between Wall-nut and Tall-nut. Tall-nut laughs a rich baritone laugh. "How could there be anything between us? We are brothers. If you knew what Wall-nut has done for me..." Tall-nut's voice trails off and he smiles knowingly.

Cost: 125

Recharge: slow

Plants vs. Zombies 2


RECHARGE: Sluggish


Tall-nuts are heavy-duty wall plants that block low flying zombies.

Special: blocks launched imps

Tall-nut is opening a chain of stores for Tall and Taller gentlemen. "I'll shell out the savings to you!"


Plants vs. Zombies 2

Plant Food effect

PVZ2 Tall-nut plant food

Tall-nut when fed by a Plant Food

When fed Plant Food, Tall-nut gains an additional layer of metal armor, capable of withstanding 240 bites or a single smash from a Gargantuar.

Costumed (China only)

Tall-nut gains a crystal armor with 480 health points.

Level upgrade

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
(Very High)
Plant Food Power
1 0 0 125 20 seconds 15 seconds 80 bites 120 bites
2 10 1,000 125 19 seconds 14 seconds 90 bites 120 bites
3 75 5,000 125 18 seconds 13 seconds 100 bites 120 bites
4 200 10,000 125 18 seconds 13 seconds 110 bites 160 bites
5 400 20,000 100 17 seconds 12 seconds 120 bites 160 bites
6 750 30,000 100 16 seconds 11 seconds 240 bites 160 bites
7 1,000 40,000 100 14 seconds 10 seconds 260 bites 200 bites
8 1,000 50,000 100 12 seconds 9 seconds 280 bites 200 bites
9 1,500 60,000 100 10 seconds 8 seconds 300 bites 200 bites
10 2,000 75,000 75 10 seconds 8 seconds 320 bites 240 bites

*Column shows armor's hitpoints separately.

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Tall-nut Upgrade 1
Unstable Wall
Tall-nut has a 50% chance to fall down when destroyed and instantly kill zombies.
Combat Training
Tall-nut gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Tall-nut Upgrade 2
Power of Inertia
Tall-nut now has a chance of 100% to fall down when destroyed.
Cell Activation
Tall-nut gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Tall-nut may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Tall-nut gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).

Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars (China only)

Guardian Armor: Heals itself and gives armor to all allies that blocks some damage. It needs Tenacious Plant Food to activate.

Plants vs. Zombies Online  (China only)

In Adventure Mode

Gives itself armor that will absorb a certain amount of damage from enemies.


Tall-nut shares the role with Wall-nut as a buffer layer between other offensive plants and the incoming horde. Compared to its cousin, Tall-nut will have more trouble getting deployed in the early game due to increased cost but makes up for it with superior performance in the following level thanks to the significantly increased durability. Tall-nut's usefulness is also due to the plant's unique ability to block flying zombies and prevent them from creating chaos in the player's defense line.

Tall-nut can significantly boost the effectiveness of plants with limited attack range such as Spikeweed and Bonk Choy by holding the zombies in place for them to attack. Being a defensive plant, Tall-nut can also be instantly replaced with Wall-nut First Aid as long as there is visual degradation. Imitater can remedy Tall-nut's long recharge time issue - even then, however, Tall-nut should never be completely relied on in Survival: Endless and the Endless Zones, as the massive amount of zombies can quickly overwhelm the plant.

Plants vs. Zombies

Planting Tall-nut on Lily Pad is a simple way to block Dolphin Rider Zombie and make him lose his dolphin. However, the player should bear in mind that never plant Tall-nut on the rightmost column. The Dolphin Rider Zombie can jump over it for unknown reasons.

Pogo Party

Main article: Pogo Party

Tall-nut is a good choice for Pogo Party, as it can block the incoming Pogo Zombies and render them much less of a threat to the player's defense. However, this will prevent the player from earning the achievement Sproing! Sproing! however.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

While the sequel has slightly buffed Tall-nut's health, the situation itself has become worse for the plant for a variety of reasons: The greatly increased amount of enemies that can instantly destroy plants has reduced the viability of defensive plants, while Blover's ability being generally improved means that flying enemies will be much less of a threat to the player in general. Additionally, Tall-nut faces direct competition in utility with Infi-nut, whose force field can also block flying zombies as well as countering various other zombies' abilities.

Because of its ability, Tall-nut is useful for blocking flying enemies as mentioned above. Tall-nut is also a decent choice for Save Our Seeds levels and preventing zombies from trampling flowers.


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Specific to Plants vs. Zombies

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • In the 1.1.3 version of the Chinese version, if one obtained its costume, it will appear to have already gained armor.
  • One of its costumes surprisingly resembles Monkey D. Luffy's straw hat and red striped tank top.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies Heroes

See also

V · T · E
Plants vs. Zombies
Day Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Night Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Pool Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut

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