American Sentry Linden

This McKay Nursery introduction was selected for its uniform branching habit and upright narrow form. This is an excellent nursery tree and makes up well as a young B&B tree. Use it in the landscape for boulevards and smaller yards where space is at a premium, but shade is required. The distinctive bark is silvery gray especially when the plant is immature and is very attractive. American Sentry® is the most resistant linden to Japanese beetle.

This plant is a cultivar of a species that is native to the Chicago region according to Swink and Wilhelm’s Plants of the Chicago Region, with updates made according to current research. Cultivars are plants produced in cultivation by selective breeding or via vegetative propagation from wild plants identified to have desirable traits.

American Sentry

Botanical name: Tilia americana ‘McKSentry’
All Common Names: American Sentry® Linden
Family (English): Linden
Family (Botanic): Tiliaceae
Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
Height: 40′
Spread: 25-30′
Shape: Pyramid
Exposure: Full Sun
Foliage: Green
Fall Foliage: Yellow
Zone: 3-8

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American Sentry Linden