Family: Tiliaceae

Scientific Name: Tilia cordata

Common Name: Littleleaf Linden

DescriptionA medium sized tree with a dense pyramidal habit.
Plant TypeAll Plants, Trees Deciduous
Hardiness Zone3-7
MoistureHas some tolerance to flooding but not of draught.
Soil & Sitebest in deep, fertile well drained, tolerates average
Flowers5-7 flowers on pendulous cymes, pale greenish yellow leaf like bracts, and creamy white to pale yellow small flowers
Fruitsmall light brown to tan nutlet on a pendulous stem
Leavessimple, alternate, 1.5-3" long by 1.25-2.5 wide, cordate to heart shaped, an oblique base, dark green with yellow fall foliage
Dimensions30-45 feet plus high by 20-30 feet spread
Misc FactsThe wood is light and used for carving and inner bark is used to make baskets. There are many good cultivars (over 20) that are better than the species for landscape purposes.
Notes & Reference#01-Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Michael Dirr)
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