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American Linden

An American linden The leaf of an American linden An American linden in winter
An American linden
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The leaf of an American linden
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An American linden in winter
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Scientific Name: Tilia americana

Hardiness Zones: 2 to 8 
Height: 70 ft Spread: 35 ft Form: oval 
Type: deciduous tree 
Annual Growth Rate: 12 to 18 inches 

Comments
American Linden grows in sun or partial shade. The tan blossoms are ornamental when numerous. Litter is a problem with this very large tree. The fall color is usually yellow. 

Cultivars 
'American Sentry' - A symmetrical, pyramidal shape. 

'Bailyard' (Frontyard TM) - A symmetrical, pyramidal tree becoming rounded with age. 

'Boulevard' - A narrow, pyramidal tree with ascending branches. The flowers and fall foliage color are yellow. 

'Fastigiata' - A narrow, pyramidal tree with ascending branches. 

'Lincoln' - A pyramidal form reaching a height of 35 feet and a width of 25 feet. 

'Redmond' - A compact, tightly pyramidal tree. 

'Wandell' (Legend TM) - A pyramidal tree, 40 feet tall and 30 feet wide. The fall color is yellow. Reported to resist rust. 

References for Cultivars: Princeton Nurseries 1997, Bailey 
Nurseries 1997, J. Frank Schmidt and Son 1997, Sheridan 
Nurseries 1997, Ray Wiegand's Nursery 1997, Moller's 
Nursery 1997, Studebaker Nurseries 1998.