Tilia sp. ‘Cultivar’
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.
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.