A Perfect Specimen Tree Greenspire Linden
- Refined, Formal Pyramidal Shape
- Gorgeous Fall Color
- Delicate and Fine-Textured
- Small, Heart Shaped Leaves
- Summer Flowers Have Spicy Fragrance
- Urban Tolerant and Adaptable
- Bees Make Basswood Honey from Linden
Do 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?
Try the strongly pyramidal Greenspire® Linden (Tilia cordata 'Greenspire') tree. It features a neat, trim and uniform appearance. You’ll love the look.
It’s also one of the most adaptable trees you'll find. Greenspire Linden even thrives in urban environments. Simply give it a spot in full sun and enjoy!
They make excellent shade trees. Plant a row along the street or use one as an accent near a patio. Place one at the corner of your house to anchor a foundation planting. Or, plant a lawn grouping of three to create a lovely view from the deck.
One of Greenspire's best assets is the fragrant yellow flowers that bloom in early summer. How nice that this tree blooms after most other flowering trees are done for the year. You’ll really appreciate the yummy, spicy scent and so will local honeybees and butterflies.
Fall color is another great feature. As the nights get cooler, the dark green heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding gold. In fall, Greenspire Linden leaves seem to glow from within!
Greenspire Linden tree is an award winner and is included on many cities "Best Trees" planting lists. It has a strong central trunk and nice high branches that start about 6 feet above the ground. This makes it perfect for parking areas and parks, as well as your yard.
The small, heart-shaped green leaves are dark green on top and a sophisticated gray-green underneath. This fine-textured tree has brown bark that is pretty and smooth.
People love the refined outline and manageable size. Order this hardy, adaptable, easy care tree today!
How to Use Greenspire Linden in the Landscape
This is an excellent street tree, with controlled growth. It needs almost no pruning once the branches have been raised up to the desired height.
Formal plantings can be planted in rows or blocks on large properties. Plant trees 20 feet apart on center, measuring from trunk to trunk. This application could also become an interesting backdrop on large commercial landscapes.
The small yellow flowers have a spicy fragrance and they bloom in early summer. Honeybees make “Basswood” honey from the Linden flower. This is a valuable, high end honey. Add this tree to hobby farms or homesteads.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Urban planners often use this tree in parks because of its adaptability to moist or dry soils. Drought tolerance increases as the roots become established after the first few seasons.
Until then, give young trees a moderate amount of water regularly. Protect your investment, especially if you have a long dry spell.
Any maintenance pruning is best done in late winter or very early spring before it starts to put on new growth for the season. There shouldn’t be much call for the loppers, however, because of the superior form.
The only thing to watch for is this tree grows quite dense with a very formal outline. You may want to thin the crown as it develops by removing a few interior branches. You’ll only need to do this, if it looks like the branch spacing is a bit too tight.
Otherwise, this adaptable, beautiful tree is very easy care. Feel confident in your decision to go with Greenspire Linden. Nature Hills takes pride in delivering commercial-grade landscape quality plants. Order today!
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Tilia cordata 'Greenspire'|
|Mature Height||40 - 50 feet|
|Mature Spread||30 - 35 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|