Tilia cordata

Scientific name: Tilia cordata


Common names: “Littleleaf linden” “small leaved lime”

Plant Type: Deciduous tree


Zone: 3-7

Light: Full sun – part shade

Exposure: Sheltered from strong winds

Soil: Prefers more alkaline

Moisture: Moist well drained, doesn’t handle drying out well


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Plant Size: H 60-70′ W 30-40′

Leaf and Stem shape:  Glossy dark green, heart-shaped leaves turn yellow

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Flower: Fragrant cymes of creamy-white flowers attract bees in summer

Pruning:  Handles heavy pruning and can be grown as a hedge

Maintenance: Low

Landscape use: Street tree, hedge, specimen tree, wildlife garden

Propagate: By seed

Pests & Disease: Caterpillars, aphids and gall mites

Comments:  Spreading roots can do damage to a foundation, don’t plant near buildings

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