Littleleaf Linden

Littleleaf Linden Overview

Description Fragrant in spring, shady in summer, lindens are a shapely choice for planting in lawns. Most develop a nearly perfect teardrop shape with no pruning. Small, heart-shaped leaves decorate the littleleaf linden. Because of their smog tolerance, lindens make good street trees, but they may attract spring aphids that drip honeydew on cars parked underneath. Plant lindens in moist, well-drained soil.
Genus Name Tilia cordata
Common Name Littleleaf Linden
Plant Type Tree
Light Sun
Height 20 to 20 feet
Width null to 50 feet
Foliage Color Blue/Green, Chartreuse/Gold
Season Features Spring Bloom
Special Features Fragrance
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Propagation Seed, Stem Cuttings
Problem Solvers Slope/Erosion Control

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