Littleleaf Linden (Tilia cordata)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 50-70ft
Plant Spread: 35-50ft
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Other: 2 to 3 1/2 inch brown nutlets attached to narrow, bract-like wings.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Creamy yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Pollution
Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Bees

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jan 10, 2018 10:21 PM

This Littleleaf Linden is native to Europe. The straight species is not found that much in the US, but there are a number of cultivars that are commonly planted as: 'Greenspire' the most, 'Glenleven', and 'June bride.' The leaves are 1.5 to 3 (4) inches long and almost as wide. The cultivars are commonly planted in yards, as street trees, around shopping malls, and in sidewalk wells. A good quality tree that is windfirm like other Lindens.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Feb 7, 2012 12:27 AM

When I was growing up in Centerville, OH (suburb of Dayton, OH), my parents planted this tree, among other trees, on their quarter-acre lot.

I remember, as my mom used to say, that the 'fragrance' of this tree wasn't a sweet smelling one. But, it sure did attract the bees every year!

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Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Sep 19, 2016 6:57 PM

National flower of Czech Republic.

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