How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Linden—Tilia spp.
Family Tiliaceae (Linden family)

Plant Identification

Lindens are dense deciduous trees.  They have somewhat heart-shaped leaves and produce drooping clusters of small, fragrant yellowish-white flowers in the spring or early summer.  Flowers develop into nutlets.

Optimum conditions for growth

Lindens are often planted as a lawn, patio, or street tree.  They can also be shaped into hedges.  They do well in areas with full sun and in rich, moist soil.  Provide regular watering.  Shape trees when young.  Prune older trees as needed.

Fruit, foliage, and seeds
Fruit, foliage, and seeds of linden

Pests and disorders of Tilia spp.





Environmental disorders



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