Tree of the Year

Linden The Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association has chosen Greenspire Littleleaf Linden (Tilia cordata 'Greenspire') as the Tree of the Year for 1998. Greenspire Littleleaf Linden is a medium sized tree, reaching 40 to 50 feet tall and 20 to 30 feet wide at maturity. Greenspire maintains a formal, pyramidal habit with dense, dark green foliage even in difficult landscape situations. The heart-shaped foliage emerges a lustrous, dark green changing to yellow or yellow-green in fall. Greenspire Littleleaf Linden makes an excellent shade tree requiring little maintenance in the landscape.

This article originally appeared in the May 22, 1998 issue, p. 64.


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