Little Leaf Linden
The Little Leaf Linden tree, 'Tilia cordata ', is a very good lawn shade tree and is ideally suited to home situations. Its pyramidal to pyramidal-rounded shape and dense foliage make it an excellent landscape tree.
The leaves are glossy, dark green, heart-shaped and appear in spring, turning yellow or yellow-green in the fall. 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, fragrant yellowish flowers appear in June. Small, round seeds are also produced, and they persist well into winter.
‘Little Leaf’ Linden is widely used as a street tree due to its rapid growth rate, and often for residential landscaping. The ‘Little Leaf’ Linden is fairly tolerant to a wide range of site conditions and requires little maintenance. It tolerates clay soils better than many tree species and is fairly tolerant of pollution.
The tree grows in sun or partial shade, and will tolerate alkaline soil if it is moist, and it transplants well; not particularly tolerant of drought.
‘Little Leaf’ has many fantastic attributes, and one of the best is that the leaves remain green on the tree long after other trees have shed!
* Pyramidal shape
* Fall color
* Low maintenance
|Mature Height||60 - 70 feet|
|Mature Spread||30 - 40 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun - Partial Sun|