Littleleaf Linden

Scientific Name: Tilia cordata

Family: Tiliaceae

Origin: Europe and Siberia

Littleleaf Linden

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.
T. platyphyllos (large-leaved linden) and T. cordata (Littleleaf linden) comparison