In the worst of zone 3 there is little variety of lindens. Saskatoon grows a wonderful linden and I have seen a large 50-foot tree on the university campus, but as always the chinook belt has its problems. Though it's a rare tree in Calgary I do see surprises from time to time and Brentwood and Kensington have some nice specimens.

The Dropmore is a good variety, pyramidal in form, with large dark leaves.

The littleleaf linden is also a good choice, of which Morden is a favourite.

Every tree has its magic and the linden shows this in its flowers. They are in small clusters attached by a small stem to the bottom of a special leaf specifically grown for the flowers. The large regular saw-edged leaves grow right beside them. These fragrant flowers always attract bees.

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