Showy Linden trees (Tilia americana) are native to North America; although the Little Leaf (Tilia cordata) is a European native. Don't be surprised to hear them nicknamed "Basswood" and "Lime Trees".
You only have to smell a blooming Linden tree once to be enamored with the extremely fragrant blooms for several weeks in springtime. Tiny, honey-scented flowers hanging in cymes from the Linden trees smell amazing!
Over the season, these blooms develop into a cluster of small, nut-like seeds with 5-inch long wings. A mature Linden in summer has a two-toned appeal...with dark green foliage on top and lighter green nutlets hanging underneath.
City planners love including erect, pyramidal canopies of Linden trees in their landscape designs. We are thrilled to offer so many modern cultivars of Linden trees for sale at NatureHills.com.
Make your landscape sing with outstanding Linden shade trees. You'll be proud of your choice...and local butterflies will also appreciate your good taste.
Linden trees are easily identified. Look for the near-perfectly symmetrical trees in parks, school yards and lining city boulevards to find the large-leaved Lindens.
If you crave that shapely canopy in your landscape; try the Greenspire Linden. This handsome native tree was bred for it's trim and uniform shape.
Both durable and adaptable, Greenspire Linden trees are an excellent choice in urban conditions. Many professional landscapers across the country buy our expertly-grown trees to impress their discerning clients.
Award-winning Greenspire Linden tree is often included on "Best Trees" planting lists. Buy your most important landscape assets from NatureHills.com growers.
Stately American Sentry Linden tree offers fragrant blossoms for butterflies. But this type of Linden tree is more resistant to Japanese Beetles than others.
Native American Sentry Linden trees are adaptable to several soil types as long as they drain well. Once established, they'll tolerate a bit of periodic drought...although we do recommend supplemental water in extended dry conditions.
If you live in the city, Little Leaf Linden is another great bet. As a bonus, this rugged European selection can grow in full sun or partial shade position; give it at least four hours of direct sunlight a day!
Many varieties keep their leaves late into the fall and even stay green after a substantial frost. Over 30 species of Linden trees provide the senses with a wide range of visual and sensory stimulation.
On larger properties, mix Linden trees into your windbreaks. They attract bees and bring a marvelously dense, formal growth habit.
People harvest and dry the fragrant flowers for Linden flower tea. Linden grows in slightly alkaline soil, as well.
Not only are the Linden tree's blossoms fragrant, they entice North American honey bees with their nectar. If you homestead, consider an orchard row of Linden trees from NatureHills.com to support beehives.
People certainly pay a premium price for Basswood honey from gourmet stores and farmer's markets! Backyard beekeeping is a profitable activity on the rise across the country.
Beyond honey production...planting a Linden is definitely a "good deed". Lindens are exceptionally valuable wildlife trees, and should be considered as part of a planned Food Forest.
Gorgeous, gigantic sawtooth-edged leaves cast a refreshing shade. Add a trio of these trees as a valuable garden feature.
Linden leaves can reach up to eight-inches across! This desirable trait adds plenty of texture; but don't forget the cute fruit pods that bring a welcome layer of texture and visual interest.
Plan a secluded outdoor seating area as a destination spot. You can study Linden's offset heart-shaped leaves rocking in your hammock stand or hammock chair!
Site your Linden tree where you'll be able to see it from indoors, if you can. You'll more than double your enjoyment of these lithe deciduous trees.
Uplight exterior lighting into the canopy of these handsome trees for a nighttime display. The attractive branching looks beautiful when covered in snow, as well.
On large front yards, use a formal pair flanking either side of your front door. Create a grand promenade with an evenly-spaced street planting.
With fragrant white flowers, large leaves and light golden-yellow fall color, Redmond Linden is an excellent American Linden cultivar. This American Basswood tree grows into a perfectly "cookie-cutter" canopy that looks incredible as a shade tree or street tree.
The Linden tree features a graceful outline. You shouldn't have to do much pruning to maintain it's trim lines.
When siting your trees, please review the Plant Highlights found on every product page. You'll want to consider Sun Exposure, Soil Type, Water Requirements and Mature Height and Spread.
Place your order any time of year, and we'll ship it when the time is right for planting in your Growing Zone. Track your boxes right to your doorstep!
Dig your planting hole twice as wide as the container or bareroot root ball. However, you don't want to plant it too deep...keep them at the same level they were growing at our nursery.
Symbiotic Nature Hills Root Booster is a sound investment to support the feeder roots. Baby your landscape trees with this time-tested formula!
Water carefully the first season to get your Linden tree established. Thereafter, please provide extra water when the weather turns hot and dry.
Mulch over the roots to cut down on surface evaporation. A mulched Linden tree couldn't be easier...just pull the mulch away from touching the trunk by a good six inches for proper air circulation.
Lindens make wonderful lawn and shade trees to enjoy for years with little care. Order yours today from NatureHills.com!