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Height: 45 feet
Spread: 30 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4
Other Names: Littleleaf Linden, Lime, Smallleaf Lime
A top notch shade tree with a broadly pyramidal shape and fragrant yellow flowers in early summer when few trees bloom; very tidy and low maintenance, adaptable, a beautiful lawn or street specimen, great by a pool or deck
Shamrock Linden features subtle clusters of fragrant yellow flowers with tan bracts hanging below the branches in early summer. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Shamrock Linden is a dense deciduous tree with 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 birds and bees to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Shamrock Linden is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Shamrock Linden will grow to be about 45 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 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 medium 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 prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. 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. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.