34 American Linden

American Linden, Tilia Americana

Native to the eastern United States, this is a tall and reliable shade tree. Height can be up to 60 feet tall with a spread of up to 35 feet. Yellow aromatic flowers in the spring are followed by large dark green leaves. In Colorado there are no major pests to contend with. Lindens in western Colorado have a tendency for their leaves to scorch in late summer.