Scientific Name: Tilia cordata
Common Name: little leaf linden, small-leaved linden
Family Name: Malvaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 22 - 30m x 10 - 15m (height x width)
Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Pyramidal - widely
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Medicinal plant, Specimen plant, Street (boulevard tree), Wind break
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Lobed, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Pubescent, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Cyme, Yellow, Jun-Jul
Fruit: Drupe, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves broadly ovate, most blades 3-10cm long x 3-9cm wide (juvenile foliage larger), tip acuminate to caudate, base cordate, uneven, margins serrate, upper surface glabrous, dark green/blue-green underneath, some pubescence along veins, petioles 3-4cm long; flowers pale yellow, up to 1.5cm wide, June; nutlets oval, about 6mm wide, bract about 8cm long x 1.5cm wide. Winter ID: mature bark ridged; twigs zig-zagged, buds ovoid, most 4-6mm long, plump, reddish-light brown, off-centred; fallen yellow leaves or nutlets.