- Wonderful shade tree
- Pleasing form with lustrous dark-green leaves
- Fragrant, bright yellow flowers
- Late-blooming flowering tree
- Zones 3 to 7
- 40' to 50' high with 40' spread
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, HI
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Zones 3 - 7
The Littleleaf Linden can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Littleleaf Linden falls into the following type(s): Flowering Trees, Ornamental Trees, Shade Trees
50' - 60' High
The Littleleaf Linden grows to be 50' - 60' feet in height.
The Littleleaf Linden has a spread of about 40' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. [More about this.]
This linden does well in full sun, partial shade.
The Littleleaf Linden grows in acidic, alkaline, moist, rich, sandy, well drained, wet, clay soils.
This linden has oval, pyramidal shape.
The Littleleaf Linden is a wonderful shade tree with a pleasing form and lustrous dark-green leaves.
The flowers of the Littleleaf Linden attract bees and hummingbirds and the soft wood often provides nesting sites for cavity-dwelling birds.
The lumber from the Linden is light and strong, often used for wooden spoons and other utensils and in inexpensive furniture. It is also used for beehives and honeycomb frames. The blossoms themselves can be used for tea. This tree is related to jute, which is in the tropical genus Corchorus.
The Littleleaf Linden grows well in moist soils, but does not do well in wet areas or in severe drought.
The Littleleaf Linden has leaves that go from light green to glossy dark green as the season wears on. Each leaf is about 2-1/2 inches across.
This tree produces bright yellow flowers that are very fragrant and attractive against the dark green leaves.
The Littleleaf Linden blooms in early summer. .
The fruit of this Linden is similar to a peppercorn in size and shape and is light tan in color.
The Littleleaf Linden is a wonderful shade tree with a pleasing form and lustrous dark-green leaves. This tree produces bright yellow flowers that are very fragrant and attractive against the dark green leaves. Grows in sun or partial shade, will tolerate alkaline soil if it is moist, and it transplants well. It is not particularly tolerant of drought, scorching at the leaf margins in summer drought. But this apparently does little long-term harm. It is more tolerant of heat and compact soil than American Basswood. Many communities plant Linden along the streets due to its rapid growth rate and dense, symmetrical crown though it can be sensitive to road salt.
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.