Tilia cordata. A great, fast growing, tall tree for providing shade. The crown of the Linden Tree develops a rounded shape as the tree matures. Heart-shaped leaves about 4". Wonderfully fragrant flowers, one of the best honey plants. Plant this large tree in an open space away from the home or sidewalks. Widely adapted. Zone 3 - 9.
Plant availability by Season
Winter / Spring
Fast growing pyramidal shade tree with a rounded crown. Dark green heart-shaped leaves are about 4" across. Wonderfully fragrant yellow to cream white flowers. Known to be one of the best honey plants. Visited heavily by butterflies and the buzzing of bees can sometimes be heard several feet from the tree. Dried flowers have been used traditionally in herbal teas. Blooms late June to July. Bark develops ridges at maturity, branches are upright and can be pruned into a hedge or otherwise growing to about 60 ft. Littleleaf Linden trees are native to Europe where they are found in natural ancient woodlands and can be long-lived with some specimens as old as 800 years. Widely adaptable. Timber is valuable and the lightweight wood has been used for carvings, woodworks, guitar bodies and wind instruments. Can produce sap that might be problematic if left to drip over cars or sidewalks. "Farming" of aphids by ants may be noticed on the sap but does not cause any dangers to the health of the tree. Sometimes referred to as Basswood or Littleleaf Lime tree. Zone 3-9.