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Linden Trees Facts & Care

Linden Trees Facts & Care

Linden trees are widely popular as excellent shade it providers. If you have a large landscape with plenty of room for a medium-to-large tree to spread its branches, consider growing a linden tree.

These handsome trees have a loose canopy that produces dappled shade on the ground below, allowing in just enough sunlight for shade grasses and flowers to grow beneath the tree.

Linden Trees Facts & Care

Linden trees (Tilia cordata) are deciduous trees desirable for its hardiness and adaptability. Linden trees are attractive trees that are ideal for urban landscapes because they tolerate a wide range of adverse conditions, including pollution.


A very reliable shade tree, even for difficult conditions. Tolerates a very wide range of soil condition. Linden trees have very flexible wood making them and excellent choice for open windy areas. Not bothered by most common tree pests.

Fairly fast growing. Slender, upturned branches create a dense, uniform crown with a conical outline. Tiny, yellow, fragrant flowers appear in early summer and small, heart-shaped, green leaves turn yellow in fall. EASY TO GROW! Hardy to -40°F Maximum Elevation: 7,000 ft.

Mature Height

  • 30-40 ft.

Mature Width

  • 25-30 ft.

Fall Color

  • Dramatic
  • Yellow Flowers


The best time for planting a linden tree is in fall after the leaves drop, although you can plant container-grown trees any time of year. Choose a location with full sun or partial shade and moist, well-drained soil.


Maintain a regular watering schedule for the first 2 years. This will encourage the roots to establish themselves well. Give the seedling water twice a week. Once the roots establish themselves, you can give water once weekly. The young tree requires about an inch of water every week. However, you need not water if rainfall is reliable. Be careful not to create wet soil conditions as it may encourage root rot. Periods of drought or hot weather, as in the summer, will necessitate supplemental watering.


Fall is an ideal time to fertilize. It will help brace the tree for the harsh winter weather. Sprinkle fertilizer onto the ground underneath each tree up to the drip line. You need not fertilize while the tree is in its first 2 years.


In its younger stages the tree does not require much pruning. However, well-established linden trees will benefit from a regular trim. The best time to prune is in the winter. Cut undesirable branches back all the way to the trunk.

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