An American linden
The leaf of an American linden
|An American linden in winter
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
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.
'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.