Harvest Gold Mongolian Linden
Tilia mongolica 'Harvest Gold'
Tilia mongolica 'Harvest Gold' in fall
(Photo courtesy of Jeffries Nurseries)
Height: 40 feet
Spread: 20 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3a
An excellent shade tree for small yards, with fragrant yellow flowers with showy red petioles in early summer when few trees bloom, and interesting lobed toothed leaves, unusual for a linden, which turn a stunning gold in fall; hardy and adaptable
Harvest Gold Mongolian Linden features subtle clusters of fragrant yellow flowers with tan bracts hanging below the branches in early summer. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The serrated heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The peeling gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Harvest Gold Mongolian Linden is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Harvest Gold Mongolian Linden is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Harvest Gold Mongolian Linden will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.
This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.