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Mongolian Linden*

Tilia mongolica

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Mongolian Linden (Tilia mongolica) at Alsip Home and Nursery

Mongolian Linden

Mongolian Linden

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Mongolian Linden (Tilia mongolica) at Alsip Home and Nursery

Mongolian Linden flowers

Mongolian Linden flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  40 feet

Spread:  30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Description:

An exceptional shade tree for small yards, featuring fragrant yellow flowers with showy red petioles in early summer when few trees bloom, and interesting lobed toothed leaves, unusual for a linden; also makes a good street tree, hardy and adaptable

Ornamental Features

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 yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Mongolian Linden is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a shapely oval 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.

Mongolian Linden is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Mongolian Linden will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 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 species is not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Shade 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
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