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    Tilia cordata 'Greenspire'

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    Greenspire Linden (Tilia cordata 'Greenspire') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Greenspire Linden in bloom

    Greenspire Linden in bloom

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Greenspire Linden (Tilia cordata 'Greenspire') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Greenspire Linden flowers

    Greenspire Linden flowers

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  50 feet

    Spread:  30 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  3b

    Other Names:  Littleleaf Linden, Lime, Smallleaf Lime

    Description:

    A magnificent shade tree with a strong, spire-like shape throughout its life; fragrant yellow flowers in early summer when few trees bloom; very tidy and low maintenance, adaptable, makes an excellent lawn or street specimen, great by a pool or deck

    Ornamental Features

    Greenspire Linden features subtle clusters of fragrant yellow flowers with tan bracts hanging below the branches in early summer. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Greenspire Linden is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

    This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

    • Insects

    Greenspire Linden is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Shade
    • Vertical Accent

    Planting & Growing

    Greenspire Linden will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

    This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

    At Dutch Growers, we treat this plant as a "HOBBY PLANT". It is not officially recognized as winter-hardy in our zone 3, however, there is a strong liklihood that it will survive winter. Warranty expires on Nov. 1 season of purchase.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Shade  Articulation 
    Applications
    Flowers  Fall Color  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
    Ornamental Features

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