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Tilia cordata 'Chancole'

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Chancellor Linden (Tilia cordata 'Chancole') at Eagle Lake Nurseries

Chancellor Linden

Chancellor Linden

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Chancellor Linden (Tilia cordata 'Chancole') at Eagle Lake Nurseries

Chancellor Linden flowers

Chancellor Linden flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  50 feet

Spread:  30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Littleleaf Linden, Lime, Smallleaf Lime

Description:

A dynamic shade tree that starts out quite upright and conical, becoming broader and more pyramidal with age, maintaining a strong symmetrical form throughout its life, fragrant flowers in early summer; a low maintenance tree

Ornamental Features

Chancellor Linden features subtle clusters of fragrant 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

Chancellor Linden is a 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

Chancellor Linden is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Chancellor Linden will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath 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.

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