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Dropmore Linden

Tilia x flavescens 'Dropmore'

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Dropmore Linden (Tilia x flavescens 'Dropmore') at Eagle Lake Nurseries

Dropmore Linden

Dropmore Linden

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Dropmore Linden (Tilia x flavescens 'Dropmore') at Eagle Lake Nurseries

Dropmore Linden in fall

Dropmore Linden in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  39 feet

Spread:  16 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a


A stately tall shade tree with a pyramidal habit which opens up with age, and fragrant yellow flowers in early summer; a tidy, low maintenance tree, extremely hardy and very adaptable; grows very large, best for larger landscapes

Ornamental Features

Dropmore Linden is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It features subtle clusters of fragrant buttery yellow flowers with tan bracts hanging below the branches in early summer. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The large heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Dropmore Linden is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

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

Dropmore Linden is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Dropmore Linden will grow to be about 39 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. 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 particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Shade  Articulation 
Flowers  Fall Color  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features