The American Linden tree, Tilia americana, is a rapid growing tree with fragrant yellow flowers and large, dense foliage that provides excellent shade. Its shape is pyramidal in youth, but rounded at maturity.
This Linden is a medium to large tree that is native east of the Missouri River in North Dakota. American Linden is desirable as a landscape tree for its large stature, shade and aromatic flowers.
Fruit with attached pale-green bract, gives this tree a two-tone appearance in late summer. Use as a shade, boulevard, or park tree. I t needs open landscape areas due to its large size and spreading root system.
Although it tolerates dry soil and clay, American Linden cannot be located in wet sites; keep soil mulched; tolerant of alkaline soils; needs full sun to partial shade.
The American Linden tree is useful as a shade tree in urban areas. It is easy to transplant and is drought and air pollution tolerant.
* Excellent shade tree
* Aromatic flowers
* Pollution tolerant
|Mature Height||75 to 90 feet|
|Mature Spread||40 to 45 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|
|Fall Color||Pale Yellow|