Greenspire Linden

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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 'PNI 6025') tree. It features a neat, trim and uniform appearance. Youll love the look.

Its 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. Youll 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 uniform branching. 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 shouldnt 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. Youll 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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Greenspire Linden Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Tilia cordata 'PNI 6025'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 40 - 50 feet
Mature Spread 30 - 35 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate, Low
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes