Scientific Name: Tilia cordata
Origin: Europe and Siberia
Why is it called Littleleaf Linden? It has smaller leaves than other members of the linden or basswood family
Common Names: Small-leaf lime, Small-leaved linden
Mature Height: 40-50 feet, up to 80 feet
Mature Width/Spread: 35-40 feet
Leaves: 1½ -3 inch long circular to heart-shaped, with fine toothed edges and a pointed tip. The top of the leaf is dark green, and the undersurface is pale, sometimes whitish.
In the fall, the leaves become: yellow
Flowers? Yes. Very fragrant yellow flowers that blossom in June.
Did you know …
- the branches of the tree can touch the ground.
- Littleleaf Lindens usually has a lifespan of a few hundred years, but they can live for more than 1,000 years.
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