General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 40 - 60 feet
Plant Spread: 20 - 30 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: yellowish-white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Erosion control
Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Pollution
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: grafting
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Parentage: Tilia cordata x Tilia dasystyla

Common names
  • Caucasian Linden
  • Caucasian Lime

Photo Gallery
Location: Morton Arboretum
Date: July
credit: Bruce Marlin
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jan 3, 2019 12:12 PM concerning plant:
    This is a hybrid species that originated about 1860 that seems to be a cross of the Littleleaf Linden (Tilia cordata) x the Tilia dasystyla. Its leaves are 2 to 4 inches long and wide, dark lustrous green, and hairless above and mostly hairless beneath with a little hair near veins. The buds are yellowish red to reddish above and green beneath. The twigs are reddish-brown on top and greenish yellow below. Some were once sold in the eastern and midwestern US from some larger, conventional nurseries in the 1970's and some beyond, but it seems that several cultivars of the Littleleaf Linden have been preferred, plus the 'Redmond' American Linden and the Silver Linden, so that I am not aware of this species being sold anymore in the US; but, it is grown and planted in Europe, its homeland.

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