Linden

Linden

Tilia sp. ‘Cultivar’

Linden in Denver. Photo credit T. Kane.
Linden in Denver. Photo credit T. Kane.

Features & Specs

Max Elevation: 7,000 – 7,500 ft.
Hardiness: -40 F, Zones 3-7
Mature Height x Spread: 40′ x 30′
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage: Broad, dark green, heart-shaped leaves* with a smaller lance shaped pale yellow secondary leaf. Bark on branches is attractive dark red. Flexible wood stands up to strong winds.
*Redmond Lindens (Tilia americana ‘Redmond’) have a large leaf, Greenspire Lindens (Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’) have a smaller leaf. We generally carry both varieties.
Bloom: Pale yellow clusters appear early summer. Fragrance is pleasant and spicy.


Uses

Shade, Specimen, Screening, Showy Foliage & Flowers, Attracts Pollinators, Winter Interest (colorful bark), Wind/Barrier.
Tolerates: Drought, Clay Soil
Municipality Use: Approved for Denver Public Rights-of-way – see Approved Street Tree List for Denver’s Public Rights-of-way


Planting & Maintenance

Sun: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Amend soil when planting (recommended but not necessary)
Water: All new plant material needs regular watering – see our Post Planting Guide. Once established will tolerate some drought and require some supplemental watering.
Special Considerations: Not tolerant of road salts. Susceptible to leaf scorch, especially before roots are established.
Maintenance: As trees get large, pruning will likely be necessary for clearance.


Above information is brought to you by Silver Sage staff from personal experience and knowledge. This information is tailored specifically for growing conditions on the Front Range. Particular recommendations may vary depending on location and other planting situations.