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Classic Shade Tree that Smells Great

You’re not looking for showy flowers. You’re not looking for high-maintenance. You’re looking for a classically shaped tree to give you some shade in the summer. A tree that keeps looking good without pruning and doesn’t require any upkeep on your weekends. Let us introduce you to the Little Leaf Linden tree (Tilia cordata).

This tree has been a staple in American neighborhoods for generations and in European streetscapes for centuries. Naturally shaped like a rounded pyramid and growing to a manageable 40 feet high, it adds a definite sense of scale and proportion to your yard.

The glossy, dark green leaves are heart-shaped and grow densely, making this an exceptional shade tree. 

As a rule, shade trees don't have very interesting flowers or a scent, but this hardy ‘Little Leaf’ Linden is the exception to the rule! The small yellowish flowers appear in June and smell wonderful. Small, round seeds are also produced, and they persist well into winter and the leaves stay green on the tree longer than many others.

The Little Leaf Linden tolerates all kinds of soils, including clay. It also laughs off pollution better than most, which is why it makes such a great street tree. It’s a perfect tree for urban gardens. 

Nature Hills Nursery sells top quality Little Leaf Lindens. They grow quickly and will provide the shade you crave in no time. Don’t wait to order! These beauties sell quickly.

* Pyramidal shape
* Fall color
* Low maintenance


Plant Facts

Family Tilia cordata
Foliage Green
Mature Height 60 - 70 feet
Mature Spread 30 - 40 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 3-8
Mature Form Upright
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Partial Sun
Flower Color Yellow
Fall Color Yellow

Littleleaf Linden.

Rating: 3.9/5 based on 8 review(s)
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Nice Tree Review by Me
The sap eventually stops. It seems to drip sap every 5 or 10 years. Min is well over 30 years old. Gives great shade. The branches seem to grow in a downward directing at the first level of branches. Lost of off shoots within the tree that can make the tree not look as good as a maple. It can be a messy tree and I agree not to park cars under it. Dead branches fall from it all the time.
Very happy Review by LD
Bought the 5-6 foot bare root. Very happy with what I got. It seemed packed well & was just under 7 feet after I planted it. I would buy from Nature Hills again.
Sap Review by Bobby K
Too much sap is coming off the leaves. You cannot park your car around this tree.
outstanding Review by Digger
One of the truly most beautiful trees. The rewards just keep coming when fall color time arrives. I happen to be the type of person that moves frequently, and with each move I plant another Littleleaf , or perhaps two.
Linden Review by Roger Ekstrom
I have a large Linden in the middle of my yard. It split down the middle of its 30" diameter trunk. A tree company cabeled the middle branches together and ran two 1" diameter bolts thru the trunk and pulled the split together. The trunk grew together again and the bark has covered the bolt heads and the cables on the upper braches were removed. Lots of leaves,ect. fall off of it all summer long but it is an excellent shade tree. They are very popular with Japaneese Beetles and need a June 1st spray by a professional with a sprayer powerful enough to hit the top branches. The beetles will strip the tree if left untreated.

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