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Redmond Linden

Tilia americana ‘Redmond’

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Redmond Linden, large tree with dense green foliage

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Want more shade for your outdoor spaces? Take a peek at the Redmond linden tree (Tilia americana ‘Redmond’). With its sophisticated triangular design, this linden adds flair to your landscape. Many people adore this tree, and it was named the Urban Tree of the Year by the Society of Municipal Arborists. When you need an outstanding tree for your design, take home the Redmond linden.

Plant Attributes

The Redmond linden features a straight trunk with graceful branches. It also has the largest leaf size of the linden species. You will be amazed at the linden’s dense foliage of glossy green leaves. The leaves grow to 8 inches long and spread to a width of 6 inches. You will fall in love with these heart-shaped leaves. As the breeze flutters, the foliage makes a pleasant sound throughout your yard.

When the tree matures, it will form an oval canopy. In the summer, the Redmond linden produces fragrant yellow blooms. Your yard fills with a spicy scent throughout the growing season. Once fall arrives in town, the tree’s foliage transforms into an autumn yellow color. If you have any songbirds in the area, they will enjoy eating the rounded nutlets that fall from the tree.

Landscape Use

Since the Redmond has a formal outline, it is the perfect option for a specimen tree. In a large planting bed, this linden will be the star. If you live in an area without heavy road salt, choose the Redmond linden as a street tree. This linden is versatile, and it can work in a formally designed landscape. The beauty and structure of these trees elevate the appearance of a business or home. At the corner of your home, use this tree to anchor a foundation planting. The Redmond looks striking as it flanks an entranceway. Along the sides of a walkway or driveway, this linden tree makes a stunning addition.

For those landscapes with plenty of space, this linden tree is an ideal focal accent. If you want to create a unique look, make sure to plant these trees in even rows for a geometric pattern. You want to place these lindens in spaces where they will make a dramatic impression. The Redmond is the perfect tree for large scale screening projects or scenic backdrops. In those cottage gardens, this linden shines with its spectacular formal structure.

Redmond lindens benefit any type of landscape. When mixing these trees with different species, you draw attention to your space and provide biodiversity throughout your yard. In addition to its beauty, the Redmond linden develops yellow-colored flowers in the summer. These blossoms make a delicious treat known as basswood honey. Since the Redmond linden produces sweet nectar, this variety is the perfect tree for butterfly gardens. You might also want to plant these species in a fruit tree orchard to support the neighborhood’s local pollinators.

Planting & Care

For the best results, make sure to plant the Redmond linden in full sunshine. Once the tree has established, it grows fast in your landscape. This linden can adapt to most soils, but you need to plant it in a well-draining location. If your space has problems with drainage, think about creating a raised bed of soil. It is never a good idea to plant your lindens too deep into the ground. Keep the soil line at the container level with your native soil. Mulch adds a layer of protection. By adding a layer of mulch, the root system remains moist and cool.

The Redmond linden requires a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Young trees need plenty of water during their first growing season. If you want to prune, any cuts should be made in the early spring. The Redmond is known as a dense grower, and you want to remove any crossing branches. Thinned interior branches allow for proper air circulation.

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If you are looking for an exceptional tree for your landscape, you cannot go wrong with the Redmond linden. With its large leaves and spectacular shape, you will fall in love with the look of this linden in your yard. It is also the perfect choice for those who want to create some honey treats from the blossoms. Arbor Valley Nursery can help you secure this linden tree for your inventory. We have a wide assortment of plants, trees, shrubs, and flowers. For more information about this beautiful Redmond linden, please fill out the contact form.

Plant Features

  • Plant Type: Tree
  • Watering Needs: Moderate
  • Botanical Pronunciation: TILL-ee-uh uh-mair-ih-KAY-nuh
  • Deciduous/evergreen: Deciduous
  • Growth rate: Medium
  • Average landscape size: 65 to 75 feet tall, 30 to 45 feet wide
  • Special features: Attractive Foliage, Attracts Butterflies, Fall Colour
  • Foliage color: Green
  • Blooms: June or July
  • Flower color: Yellow
  • Flower attributes: Showy, fragrant
  • Garden style: Cottage, Edible, Modern, Traditional
  • Design Ideas: hedge; large parking lot islands
  • Companion Plants: Serviceberries (Amelanchier spp), Witchhazel (Hamamelis spp) Dogwoods, or Chokeberrys

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