The American Linden (Tilia americana) is a beautiful native tree to the United States and probably underused in the American Landscape. The form is pyramidal in youth becoming oval-rounded with arched and spreading branches at maturity. It has gray to brown smooth, shiny bark on young trees that turns scaly ridged and furrowed with age. 4-8 inch long dark green leaves turn yellow-green in the Fall. Cream-yellow fragrant flowers appear in June and are followed by hard-shelled nutlets.
Growth Rate: Medium
Mature Height: 50-80′ in height, 20-40′ in width.
Sun Preference: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Requirements: Grows in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to partial shade. Tolerates some drought. Prefers moist, fertile, well-drained loams.