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Linden, Tilia 5 gal
Container Size: 5 gal
Grown Dimensions:
40 to 50 feet
Key identifying features.. Oblong yellow flowers atop pale to medium green heart-shaped leaves in early summer.

Common name.. Greenspire Linden (a cultivar of little leaf linden)

Scientific name.. Tilia cordata - 'Greenspire'

Mature height.. 40 to 50 feet

Mature spread.. 35 to 45 feet

Form.. Pyramidal in youth, becoming oval at maturity.

Fruit.. Tiny inconspicuous nut. (I don't recall ever seeing any nuts on my tree.)

Flowers.. Fragrant pale yellow, early summer flowers atop light to medium green leaves. (Flowers attract bees, beetles and aphids, but this rarely causes serious damage, except in new transplants.)

Foliage.. Deciduous; medium shiny green in summer, pale yellow in fall. Leaves are distinctly heart-shaped with serrated edges, alternate, simple.

Growth rate.. Textbooks list this tree with a "medium" growth rate.

Hardiness zones.. 4 through 7

Culture.. Prefers full sun to light shade. Will grow dense in rich, moist soil, but will tolerate drought once established.

Best time to prune.. Late fall through late winter.

Of special note.. This tree is susceptible to leaf galls.
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Cheyenne County Conservation District

785-332-2341 Ext.101
614B W Business US Hwy 36, St Francis, KS 67756-9600

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