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Greenspire Linden (Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’)

Greenspire Linden (Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’), a cultivar of Little Leaf Linden, is basically the renaissance tree of city living. Although constrained somewhat by its sizeable proportions (it can reach up to 50 feet in height), Greenspires can not only tolerate, but thrive, in a multitude of climates, soils, and urban conditions that would leave similar trees quaking in their roots. Salt and air pollution? No Problem. Dry, moist, or wet soils? Bring it on! Open windy conditions? They’ve got flexible wood for that! Characterized by a symmetrical and distinctively pyramidal shape, heart-shaped leaves, yellow autumn color, tiny but fragrant yellow flowers and dense foliage, the Greenspire Linden is a great accent, shade, and street tree for pretty much any spot. Pools, decks, and outdoor eating areas also make great locations for this hardy beauty.

Johannes-Schlaf-Linde in Querfurt


Lime_treeTop to bottom: Photo by  Doris Antony CC BY SA 3.0Photo by Panek CC BY SA 3.0Photo by CC BY SA 3.0;

Greenspire Linden (Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire) grows best in zones 4-8 but can handle a wide range of climates, reaches a height of 45-50 feet with a spread of about 30 feet, does well in most soils, flourishes best in full sun to partial shade, blooms in early summer, is highly tolerant of urban conditions such as salt and pollution, and is well-known for its characteristic pyramidal shape.

Contact us at 703-679-8550 today to see how a Greenspire Linden can fit into YOUR landscape!

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