This tree has very appealing dark green heart shaped leaves; unfortunately they may turn yellow only briefly in fall (if at all). It has fragrant greenish, yellow flowers in July and inconspicuous fruit. It has a dense canopy that produces very deep shade so it is not a good candidate to plant within a lawn. If the leaves appear to be dripping it is infested with aphids and is receiving too much water. A dormant oil spray in winter kills over-wintering insect larvae. This tree becomes tattered in high wind areas; plant in a protected spot or make a different choice. Can be prone to elm leaf beetle. Plant in part shade, well-drained soil with humus added, water deeply once every 7-10 days. This deciduous tree can be temperature sensitive, but is not prone to disease and does not need protection.
- T. americana (American Linden) 60 ft. tall by 50 ft. wide; large leaves; yellowish-white flowers in mid-summer
- T. cordata (Littleleaf Linden) 80 ft. tall by 50 ft. wide; blue-green leaves