May 12, 2006
Greenspire Linden
Shades the front of the house all summer.

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Greenspire Linden
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Facts at a Glance
Tilia cordata -
'Greenspire'

Cultivar of
littleleaf linden

Planted June 1997
Planting height: 12'
Planting trunk: 2"

2006 Update
9-yr height: 30'
9-yr trunk: 26"

Mature Height: 40 to 50'
Spread: 35 to 45'
Growth rate: Medium
Form: Pyramidal to oval
Flowers: Yellow, fragrant
Fall color: Yellow
Hardiness zone: 4 - 7
Culture: Sun, light shade

Best feature:
Shape, fragrance

Worst problem:
Dense branches

Do over? Yes

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Funny Thing About Trees in Winter

Linden: Still Going, but Not Gone

First Sign of Fall

Confessions of the Crazy Tree Lady: Part 1

Nervously Bringing Air to the Linden Tree

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Greenspire Linden

GREENSPIRE LINDEN JOURNAL

Photographs and text by Julie Walton Shaver

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May 14, 2006: Pruning for mower clearance.

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After the cutting -- air.

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May 25, 2006: Fessing up: I've got girdling roots, noticed it last summer and hoped it might just go away. Yeah right. My tree is in imminent danger. I can wait no more. I called a certified arborist today. Stay tuned . . .

 

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The blizzard of Feb. 12, 2006

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May 2005: This tree will bloom through June. That's why I planted it in memory of my father. He was born on June 2, and of course, there's Father's Day.

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Detail of a linden flower.

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Spring 2004:
The linden provides a backdrop for the
Japanese Red Maple.

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2004: Bark of an adolescent tree.

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Sept. 2003: The Linden held its leaves much longer this year than it has before and the color was beautiful! The yellow tree in the foreground is a red maple (not sure which cultivar, maybe just a plain garden-variety red maple or an Armstrong maple, see my Street Trees page). The red leaves to the right of the house belong to a burning bush. Lush green all summer, it provides privacy for the side yard, and a brilliant scarlet show in fall. In this picture, the burning bush hadn't quite reached its peak fall color.

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April 10, 2005: Early evening.

 

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A leaf in June 2004. I love heart-shaped leaves.

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Yellow flowers are my favorite. They mean "friendship."
 

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Midnight in January 2005

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Morning

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January 2005: Four o'clock shadow.

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Sept. 2003: This tree reveals the
first sign of fall in my yard.

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Halloween, 1999

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Christmas, 1999

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November 2002. This is what happens when you wait too long to get the perfect "peak leaf color" picture. One day most of the leaves were green; the next, most were on the ground (accompanied by two inches of rain).
 

 

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September 2003. I really love this tree, dad.

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Leaf galls. See the linden fact page for a detailed discussion about galls.

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See the Greenspire Linden Growth chart, also known as "Honey I Shrunk the House."


See Julie's Greenspire Linden growth chart
For Julie's detailed comments, see the Greenspire Linden fact page
Read the latest Tree Grower's Diary blog entry


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