American Linden Tree

American Linden Tree

American Linden Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Tilia americana
Hardiness Zones:   2 to 8
Growth_Rate:   Moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun; moist, well drained fertile soil; tolerates dry soil and clay but not wet sites; keep soil mulched
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Pyramidal in youth; tall tree; slender, low, arching, spreading branches; broad, rounded, open crown
Height:   60 to 100'
Weight:   45 to 60'
Leaf:   4 to 8" alternate, simple leaves; modest yellow green fall color
Flower/Fruit:   Lacy cluster of fragrant cream flowers; nut like structure attached to a papery bract
Comments:    Useful as shade tree in urban areas; easy to transplant; good honey plant; drought and air pollution tolerant; larval plant for red spotted purple and morning cloak butterflies; seeds eaten by birds and squirrels
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Redmond