Littleleaf Linden (Tilia cordata)

  • Broadleafed
  • Deciduous

Littleleaf linden trees are found in areas of the Northeast U.S. and parts of Canada. Littleleaf lindens can add a somewhat stately appearance to the landscape, growing up to 70 feet tall.

  • Alternate Common Name: Little leaf linden
  • Average Height: Littleleaf linden trees can grow to an average height of 70ft.
  • Average Width: No data
  • Leaf Description: Little leaf linden trees feature alternate, simple, ovate to cordate, 2 to 4 inch long, with serrate margins, pinnately veined, inequilaterally based leaves that are green above and paler below.
  • Bark Description: Littleleaf linden bark has ridges and furrows and is gray-brown in color.
  • Twig Description: Slender, zigzag, green-brown or red-tinged (particularly in the winter); terminal bud is false, buds are plump with one side bulging conspicuously. Edible, and when eaten they are mucilaginous (moist and sticky, secreting mucilage).
  • Flowering: Has small, individual flowers in loose drooping clusters; light yellow or creamy colored.
  • Needle or Broadleaf: Broadleafed
  • Comments: None

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