Family Tiliaceae  - Basswood, Linden, Lime
50 genera and 400 species; widespread in tropical
and subtropical regions, with relatively few species
in temperate regions.   -Trees Index-
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Pendent Silver Linden canopy in fall colors
This pendent linden does not seem to be all that weepy
This tree is rather compact as lindens go. Branches should be well-spaced along a central trunk to allow for development of a durable structure. Left unpruned, crotches with embedded bark can develop but the wood is flexible so branches usually do not break from the tree. The tree is considered to have a strong branch structure.
Linden bracts and fruit
Linden bracts and fruit. (Bracts are the very light green structures)
50 genera and 400 species; widespread in tropical and subtropical regions, with relatively few species in temperate regions. Lindens are called Lime trees in Great Britain and The Commonwealth.

The Leaves of all the Tilias are heart-shaped and most are asymmetrical, and the tiny fruit, looking like peas, always hang attached to a ribbon-like, greenish yellow bract, whose use seems to be to launch the ripened seed-clusters just a little beyond the parent tree. The flowers of the European and American Tilias are similar, except that the American bears a petal-like scale among its stamens.

Lindens are some of the most popular shade and street trees in North America. Their often pyramidal form is eminently suitable for specimen plantings. However, this genus is increasingly under attack by Japanese beetles in the American Midwest.

American Basswood, Linden
American Basswood

American Linden
Big-leaved Linden - Tilia platyphyllos
Big-leaved Linden
Chinese Linden
Chinese Linden
Upright Silver Linden - Tilia tomentosa 'Erecta'
Upright Silver Linden
Mongolian Linden - Tilia mongolica
Mongolian Linden

Pendent Silver linden

Moltke Linden
Redmond Linden
Redmond Linden
Little-Leaved Linden
Little-Leaved Linden
Crimean Linden
Crimean Linden
Silver Linden
Silver Linden
American Basswood or Linden - Tilia americana L.05/14/2015
Big-Leaf Linden - Tilia platyphyllos05/14/2015
Chinese Linden - Tilia chinensis05/14/2015
Crimean Linden - Tilia x euchlora05/14/2015
Family Tiliaceae - Basswood, Linden, Lime05/14/2015
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Little-Leaf Linden - Tilia cordata05/14/2015
Mongolian Linden - Tilia mongolica05/14/2015
Pendent Silver Linden - Tilia petiolaris05/14/2015
Redmond Linden - Tilia x euchlora05/14/2015
Silver Linden - Tilia tomentosa05/14/2015
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Upright Silver Linden - Tilia tomentosa 'Erecta'05/14/2015
Von Moltke Linden - Tilia x moltkei05/14/2015
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Family Tiliaceae - Basswoods, Lindens
50 genera and 400 species; widespread in tropical and subtropical regions, with relatively few species in temperate regions. Especially abundant in Southeast Asia and Brazil.   The leaves of all the Tilias are heart-shaped and most are asymmetrical, and the tiny fruit, looking like peas, always hang attached to a ribbon-like, greenish bract.  Tree Encyclopedia | Tree Index | Tiliaceae Index
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