How to Repot a Linden Tree Root


The linden (Tilia cordata) is a fast-growing flowering tree that can grow to 75 feet tall. Usually planted in the landscape to provide shade, the linden tree in bloom also is an ornamental and attracts bees, hummingbirds and butterflies. The bright yellow, fragrant flowers appear in early summer. Because this tree grows so rapidly and can get very large, it is rarely grown in containers for any substantial amount of time.

Step 1

Choose a pot that is twice the depth and three times the width of the pot in which the linden tree is growing.

Step 2

Add a layer of foam packing peanuts or small pebbles to the bottom of the pot to keep the soil from running out of the bottom of the pot.

Step 3

Fill the pot halfway with potting soil. Place the roots of the linden tree into the pot. Make sure the plant will be planted at the same depth at which it has been growing. Add or remove soil to attain the proper planting depth. Finish filling the pot with soil, to within 1/2 inch of the rim.

Step 4

Water the linden tree until the water runs out of the bottom of the pot.

Step 5

Place the container in a sunny or partially shady spot.

Things You'll Need

  • Planting pot
  • Potting soil
  • Foam packing peanuts or pebbles


  • Arbor Tree Foundation: Linden
  • University of Florida: Tilia Cordata
  • ‭"‬Landscape Management:‭ ‬Planting and Maintenance of Trees,‭ ‬Shrubs and Turfgrass"; ‬James R.‭ ‬Feucht and Jack D.‭ ‬Butler‭; ‬1988
Keywords: repot linden tree, transplant linden tree, grow linden tree

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