Exceptional Shade Tree with a Variety of UsesAmerican Linden, also known as Basswood, is a popular specimen or shade tree. One would look terrific in your front or side yard. This stately tree begins pyramidal and becomes more gently rounded with maturity. Its large, heart-shaped leaves are serrated and a vibrant green, darker on top with lighter tones beneath. Fragrant cymes of yellow-hued blossoms dangle from the grey/brown branches in spring, an attractive lure to pollinators. In fact, Linden trees are sometimes so abundantly laden with bees in spring that the humming can be heard from quite a distance away! The flowers give way to small nutlets attached to 5-inch “wings” in late summer. As autumn approaches, the Linden’s foliage transitions to subtle yellow hues. American Linden will reach heights of 90 feet with a 45-foot spread. It’s fast-growing and quite hardy. Linden doesn’t mind a bit of drought and can adapt to a variety of soils and conditions. It’s also a versatile tree, with sap that can be made into syrup, and its lightweight wood valued for such items as shipping boxes. Bees cultivate the pollen for honey that is so prized it’s considered “gourmet”. If you’re considering a shade tree, why choose something that only provides shade? Choose an American Linden, a tree that provides shade, stately beauty…and so much more.* Outstanding shade tree * Fragrant flowers * Fast growing * Drought tolerant * Adaptable to a variety of soils * Wildlife interest.
Classic Shade Tree that Smells GreatYou’re not looking for showy flowers. You’re not looking for high-maintenance. You’re looking for a classically shaped tree to give you some shade in the summer. A tree that keeps looking good without pruning and doesn’t require any upkeep on your weekends. Let us introduce you to the Little Leaf Linden tree (Tilia cordata).This tree has been a staple in American neighborhoods for generations and in European streetscapes for centuries. Naturally shaped like a rounded pyramid and growing to a manageable 40 feet high, it adds a definite sense of scale and proportion to your yard.The glossy, dark green leaves are heart-shaped and grow densely, making this an exceptional shade tree. As a rule, shade trees don’t have very interesting flowers or a scent, but this hardy ‘Little Leaf’ Linden is the exception to the rule! The small yellowish flowers appear in June and smell wonderful. Small, round seeds are also produced, and they persist well into winter and the leaves stay green on the tree longer than many others.The Little Leaf Linden tolerates all kinds of soils, including clay. It also laughs off pollution better than most, which is why it makes such a great street tree. It’s a perfect tree for urban gardens. Nature Hills Nursery sells top quality Little Leaf Lindens. They grow quickly and will provide the shade you crave in no time. Don’t wait to order! These beauties sell quickly.* Pyramidal shape* Fall color* Low maintenance.
The Redmond Linden tree, ‘Tilia americana ‘Redmond’, is a valuable tree for street planting. Redmond has the largest leaves of the Lindens and its dense foliage is glossy green with bright yellow autumn color. The leaves are heart shaped and can be 8 inches long and six inches wide. Its form is very triangular.This tree was voted 2000 Urban Tree of the Year by the Society of Municipal Arborists. The tree is pyramidal when young but develops into a striking specimen with an upright, oval canopy atop a tall, straight trunk.The lower branches on the species remain on the tree and gently drape toward the ground before sweeping up in a gentle curve. In June, the trees produce abundant, two to three-inch wide clusters of very fragrant, light yellow blooms which are extremely attractive to bees.This tree needs a lot of space to thrive.* Shade Tree* Fragrant Flowers* Large Tree.
Fast-Growing Shade Tree with Ornamental Features The American Linden is a large, fast-growing shade tree. It will be a happy addition to your yard with its tall, stately presence. As a hardy shade tree, you’ll also enjoy its cooling proximity during those hot summer months. It grows to 45 feet in height with a spread of 25 to 30 feet, substantial enough for a large landscape, but not too big for a more diminutive yard. Its superior use as a shade tree is clear not only in its stature but also in the large, heart shaped leaves that give a full effect to its spreading branches. An added benefit to the American Sentry Linden is its resistance to Japanese Beetles. Beyond its shade and strength, your Linden tree will also provide some added color to your landscape. You’ll soon come to associate spring with the clusters of aromatic yellow flowers that grace its branches. As summer progresses you’ll enjoy watching woody, pea-sized seeds form. Their light green shade provides a slight variation in color throughout your tree for the late summer. When autumn appears, your Linden’s leaves will take a dramatic step as green leaves transform to brilliant yellow, sure to be seen from miles around. The American Linden, also called the Basswood tree, starts out pyramidal in shape but becomes rounded at maturity. Its benefits go far beyond its ornamental features. The wood is valued for its light but strong nature and is suitable for a wide variety of uses. Parts of the tree have medicinal uses, and some consider the honey from Linden flowers to be some of the best available. The American Linden tree is an excellent choice for almost any yard, and would certainly be a strong and useful sentinel next to your house for years to come. * Hardy shade tree* Resistant to Japanese Beetles* Spring and fall color * Wildlife appeal .
Fragrant Yellow Flowers in SummerThe Glenleven Linden, Tilia flavescens ‘Glenleven’, is a hybrid between American and Little Leaf Linden. It is a fast growing tree with an extremely straight trunk and a pyramidal form (cone shaped).Glenleven’s green foliage turns yellow in the fall. This tree has a faster growth rate than other Little Leaf Lindens with a more open canopy that casts a moderate shade.Glenleven is a prolific bloomer, with its small fragrant flowers appearing in late June and into July. Many bees are attracted to the flowers, and the dried flowers persist on the tree for some time.The heart-shaped leaves are a cool dark green and the flowers are used for a soothing herbal tea, reported to have health benefits. Lindens generally are very hardy trees, once established, and maintain their pyramidal shape easily without trimming. They are pollution tolerant and pH adaptable.The Glenleven Linden grows 50 to 70 feet tall with a width of 40 to 50 feet; making them a great shade tree.* Fragrant flowers* Fast growing Linden* Great shade tree.
An Award-Winning Street TreeDo you have a challenging site for a tree? Perhaps it’s windy. Maybe it’s too wet or too dry. Does the tree need to live in the ‘hell-strip’ between the sidewalk and the street? How about a small patio yard in a big city? Are you concerned about smog or salt?Well, the Greenspire® Linden (Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’) is one of the most adaptable trees you’ll find. It is a fantastic shade tree with a strong, spire-like shape. It is very tidy and low-maintenance. It adapts to many different landscape situations, not minding the soil condition, as long as it is in full sun. Greenspire makes an excellent lawn or street specimen tree, and does great by a pool or deck.One of Greenspire’s best assets is the fragrant yellow flowers that bloom in early summer when few other trees are in bloom. Then, the dark green heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall.This tree is such a great tree to grow that it is included on many cities “Best Trees” planting lists.It has a strong central trunk, and nice high branches, starting to branch out at 6 feet above the ground. This makes it perfect for parking areas and parks, as well as your yard.Add a Greenspire Linden to your landscape this year and don’t worry about that troublesome spot again.* Fall color* Heart Shaped Leaves* Fragrant Summer Flowers.