Height: 50-80 feet; 30- to 60-foot spread
Fast growing, gaining 2' per year
Yellow spring fragrant flowers; heart-shaped leaves; yellow fall colors
Attracts: Bees, butterflies, songbirds.
Moist soil, full sun to part shade. Tolerates drought but not urban stresses.
Fun fact: ☺ Honey made from the nectar of the Linden flower is considered gourmet, and its flowers have been used to make tea. ☺
A large tree with fragrant flowers attracting so many bees the buzzing can be heard several feet away.
The tree’s lower branches drape downward before sweeping up in a gentle curve. The leaves are heart shaped and dark green, turning yellow in the fall. Small, grey nuts appear later in the summer and persist until winter.