PlantsTilia→Broad-leaved Linden (Tilia platyphyllos)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 6b
Plant Height: 60 to 80 feet or more
Plant Spread: 30 to 50 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Fragrant
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Shade Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jan 3, 2019 11:50 AM

This has the largest leaves of the European Linden species and not as large as the American Linden. The leaves are about 2 to 5 inches long and wide, usually with hairiness especially below. Buds and twigs are reddish green-brown and twigs and stems are usually hairy. It tends to bloom earlier than the other Lindens. It has been commonly planted in Europe. I have never seen it here in the USA. Some arboretums are growing it, as the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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