Goldenhorn (Xanthoceras sorbifolia)
Location: 6th Hugelkultur row bed
Purchased from Raintree Nursery
Planted: Spring 2011
USDA Zones: 6-9
Description from nursery: A hardy, self fertile, nut producing tree native to Northern China. Goldenhorn grow to 20’ tall. The edible one half inch nuts are usually roasted and taste like a macadamia nut. It grows in sun or shade but produces best in sun. It is a handsome ornamental with shiny dark green pinnate leaves that turn bright yellow in the fall. White blossoms on ten inch long racemes are produced in late May.
Received plant in April from Raintree Nursery and planted directly in the arboretum.