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Littleleaf Linden

Tilia cordata

GIS Coordinate:
N40 21.169 W94 53.049

Trail Number:
T8

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Description

Family:
Tiliaceae

Foliage:
Leaves alternate, simple, heart-shaped, I to 3 inches long and almost as wide, serrated edges; dark green, changing to yellow in fall. Clusters of fragrant, cream-colored flowers are produced in June

Native Locale:
Europe

Mature Height:
60 to 70 feet

Mature Width:
30 to 60 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 3b to 7

Soil Preference:
Prefers moist, well-drained, fertile soil; pH adaptable

Growth Habit:
Pyramidal in youth; upright-oval to pyramidal-rounded and densely branched in old age

Rate of Growth:
Medium, 10 to 15' over a 5 to 10 year period

Disease and Insect:
Aphids, Japanese beetles

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • Excellent shade tree, pyramidal in shape

Photos

Leaf - Littleleaf LindenSummer - Littleleaf LindenSummer '08 - Littleleaf LindenSummer '08 Fruit - Littleleaf Linden