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Glenleven Linden

Tilia x flavescens 'Glenleven'

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Glenleven Linden (Tilia x flavescens 'Glenleven') at Rutgers Landscape & Nursery

Glenleven Linden

Glenleven Linden

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Height:  50 feet

Spread:  35 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Description:

An impressive small shade tree with an oval-pyramid shape and central trunk, features fragrant yellow flowers in early summer when few trees bloom; very tidy and low maintenance, adaptable, makes an excellent lawn or street tree, great by a pool or deck

Ornamental Features

Glenleven Linden features subtle clusters of fragrant buttery yellow flowers with tan bracts hanging below the branches in early summer. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The large heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Glenleven Linden is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a shapely oval form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Glenleven Linden is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Glenleven Linden will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 35 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Shade 
Applications
Flowers  Fall Color  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features


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