- Written by Kevin R. Lee Kevin R. Lee
- Published: 02 November 2019 02 November 2019
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.