Golden Cascade Linden

Tilia cordata 'Golden Cascade'

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Golden Cascade Linden (Tilia cordata 'Golden Cascade') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Golden Cascade Linden

Golden Cascade Linden

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Golden Cascade Linden (Tilia cordata 'Golden Cascade') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Golden Cascade Linden in fall

Golden Cascade Linden in fall

(Photo courtesy of Jeffries Nurseries)

Height:  40 feet

Spread:  25 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a


A striking ornamental shade tree with an pyramid shape and unique cascading branches, with fragrant yellow flowers in early summer, medium size leaves; tidy and low maintenance, adaptable, excellent golden fall colours

Ornamental Features

Golden Cascade 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

Golden Cascade Linden is a deciduous tree with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. 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

Golden Cascade Linden is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade
  • Accent

Planting & Growing

Golden Cascade Linden will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. 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
Accent  Shade 
Flowers  Fall Color  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features