Linden Trees For Large Landscape

Linden Trees For Large Landscape

If you have a large landscape with plenty of room for a medium-to-large tree to spread its branches, consider growing linden trees. Also called basswood, the linden tree (Tilia spp.) is a medium to large shade tree growing to a mature height of 50 to 80 feet. Linden trees are attractive trees that are ideal for urban landscapes because they tolerate a wide range of adverse conditions, including pollution. 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. The tree prefers a neutral to alkaline pH but tolerates slightly acidic soils as well. Place the tree in the planting hole so that the soil line on the tree is even with the surrounding soil. As you back fill around the roots, press down with your foot from time to time to remove air pockets. Water thoroughly after planting and add more soil if a depression forms around the base of the tree. Mulch around the linden tree with organic mulch such as pine needles, bark or shredded leaves. As the mulch breaks down, it adds essential nutrients to the soil. Use 3 to 4 inches of mulch, and pull it back a couple of inches from the trunk to prevent rot.

Water newly planted trees once or twice a week for the first two or three months in the absence of rain. Keep the soil moist, but not soggy. Well-established linden trees only need watering during prolonged dry spells. Fertilize newly planted linden trees the following spring. Use a 2-inch layer of compost or a 1-inch layer of rotted manure over an area roughly twice the diameter of the canopy.

Outdoor Tall Linden Tree In The Yard

The Linden trees are beautiful and useful enough to command attention.

Outdoor Tall Linden Tree In The Yard

Large Tall Linden Tree In The Yard

The linden tree (Tilia spp), also known as the lime tree or basswood, is known for its ability to develop in urban areas in Europe, eastern North America and Asia.

Large Tall Linden Tree In The Yard

Backyard Garden With 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.

Backyard Garden With Linden Tree

Front Yard With Tall Linden Tree

Growing linden trees is easy because they require little care once established.

Front Yard With Tall Linden Tree

Garden With Large Linden Tree

Linden trees produce clusters of fragrant, creamy flowers around midsummer and their leaves turn yellow to brown in autumn.

Garden With Large Linden Tree

Large Linden Tree In The Yard

Linden trees require very little pruning, but should be pruned yearly in late winter to remove unnecessary or unwanted branches and to maintain the tree's rounded canopy.

Large Linden Tree In The Yard

Linden Tree In The Outdoor Yard

There are over 30 variations to the linden tree. The American version is known as basswood. It is part of the Tiliaceae botanicial family.

Linden Tree In The Outdoor Yard

Outdoor Yard With Linden Tree

The linden tree is a preferred tree in some areas because of its quick growth and longevity (1,000 years).

Outdoor Yard With Linden Tree
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