#036 Crimean Linden (Tilia americana)

This tree was originally identified as American Basswood, but original Treasure Tree founder Tom Martin sent samples to a lab for identification, and it confirmed the tree was actually a Crimean Linden. The Crimean Linden is a hybrid developed in the 19th century. The flowers possess a nectar that attracts bees and produces a strong flavored honey. When this tree is in flower it will be full of bees, hence its common name "Bee Tree." The honey is white in color and highly regarded. Linden flowers are used in the manufacture of perfumes.

Statistics (1989/2019)

  • Circumference (In.): 165"/222"
  • Height (Ft.): 81'/78'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 70'/86'
  • Total Points: 264/322

More Information

  • Nominated By: Tom Martin and Joe McLaurin
  • Year Added: 1989
  • Owned By: Queens University of Charlotte
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Myers Park
  • Property Type: Private School
  • Nearest Address: 1830 Queens Road
  • Ecological Value: Crimean Linden trees are wind, salt, air pollution and drought resistant.
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