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Unique Linden*

Tilia cordata 'Unizam'

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Unique Linden (Tilia cordata 'Unizam') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Unique Linden in fall

Unique Linden in fall

(Photo courtesy of Lake County Nursery)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  25 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Littleleaf Linden, Lime, Smallleaf Lime

Description:

The first Tilia to fit under utility lines; this low pyramidal variety features fragrant pale yellow flowers in early summer when few trees bloom; very tidy and low maintenance, adaptable, makes a perfect screen or landscape accent

Ornamental Features

Unique Linden features showy clusters of fragrant buttery 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.

Landscape Attributes

Unique Linden is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal 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 bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Unique Linden is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Unique Linden will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. 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 is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. 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. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade 
Applications
Flowers  Fall Color  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features
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